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# If you floated a raft down a river at 8 kilometers per hour how far would you have traveled after 5 hours?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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5h * 8 km/h = 40 km

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Q: If you floated a raft down a river at 8 kilometers per hour how far would you have traveled after 5 hours?
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