## Rate of current problem 2

Rate of current problem 2
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Part of video series Solving Systems of Equations
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Shows how to solve a word problem involving the rate of a current and rowing in still water using 2 variables and 2 linear equations.
• How do you solve a word problem using systems of equations?
• How do you set up a system of equations from a word problem?
• How do you check your answer to a system of equations word problem?
• How do you solve a word problem about swimming with an against a current?
• Is there an easy way to find the rate of a water current?
• If a crew team rowed 18 miles in 2 hours going with the current and 8 miles in the same time against the current, how do you find the rate of the crew in still water and the rate of the current?
• How do you solve the system of equations 2(x + y) = 18 and 2(x - y) = 8?
This is another thorough explanation of how to find the rate of a water current and the rate of a rowing crew in still water given a word problem situation. All steps are shown and explained in this video. This is a great way to learn about solving this type of word problem.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on March 20, 2010.