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Problem on Boats & Stream- Tricks, tips & Questions

This is the important topics for IBPS bank exams and other competitive exams i.e.” Problem on Boats & Streams“.You can learn some formulas and basic terms used in the problems of Boats and Stream.If you think that how to solve problems on Boats & Stream using the shortcut, tricks, and tips for that. For this topic,questions asked in Pre exam and also Main exams.You can also download these study materials in PDF format.

Some terms & formula related to problem on boats & streams


The direction of the stream is upstream.


The direction along with the stream is downstream.

Basic points

  1. Speed of a boat in water is u km/hr and speed of stream is v km/hr then

Speed of downstream=(u+v) km/hr.

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Speed of upstream=(u-v) km/hr.

2. Speed of downstream is a km/hr and speed of upstream is b km/hr

Speed of water =\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left( a+b \right) km/hr

Speed of stream=\frac { 1 }{ 2 } \left( a-b \right) km/hr

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Question 1: A boat can travel with a speed of 13 km/hr in still water. If the speed of the stream is 4 km/hr, find the time taken by the boat to go 68 km downstream.



Question 2:

A boat goes against the stream and covers 18 km in 3 hours while covering the same distance along the stream in 2 hours. What would be the speed of boat in still water?


Question 3:

A boy can row upstream at 6 km/hr and downstream at 12 km/hr.find boy’s rate in still water and the rate of current?



Question 4:
A boat can travel with a speed of 14 km / hr in still water.if the speed of the stream is 4 km/ hr, find the time taken to go 72 km downstream.



Question 5:
If a steam boat goes 8 km upstream in 40 minutes and the speed of stream is 5 km/h, In still water what would be the speed of the boat ?



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Question 6:
Jonny can row a certain distance downstream in 8 hours and upstream the distance in 10 hours , If the stream flows rate at of 4 km / hour then , Find the speed of jonny in still water .

Updated: August 19, 2016 — 7:07 am

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