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# If a river current is 8.0 miles per second and a boat is traveling 10.0 miles per second upstream what is the boat's speed relative to the riverbank?

Updated: 10/18/2022

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2 miles per second upstream relative to the river bank.

Note: This is quite a scenario, even for experienced rapids-shooters.

That river is flowing at 28,800 miles per hour, and the guy is paddling

his kayak through the water at 36,000 miles per hour. The whole scene

is definitely poised to launch itself into solar orbit.

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Q: If a river current is 8.0 miles per second and a boat is traveling 10.0 miles per second upstream what is the boat's speed relative to the riverbank?
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