# A kayaker paddled 2 hours with a 6 mph current in a river. The return trip against the same current took 3 hours. How do you find the speed the kayaker would make in still water?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 5, 2018

#### Explanation:

D = RT

As the Distance is the same

Let K equal the rate of the Kayaker in still water

Multiplying across the parenthesis gives

Adding the opposite to both sides of the equation gives

The result is

Dividing both sides by 5