# In a canoe race, a team paddles downstream 560 meters in 70 seconds. The same team makes the trip back upstream to the starting point in 80 seconds. How do you write a system of two equations in two variables that models this problem?

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#### Explanation:

In the equations above

# T_1 xx (p + c ) = T_2 xx ( p - c)

where

#### Explanation:

This is a problem involving relative velocity.The canoe moves faster while moving downstream.Let's denote

Additionally

With these 2 equations values for