A motorboat heads upstream on a river that has a current of 3 mph. The trip upstream takes 5 hours, while the return trip takes 2.5 hours. What is the speed of the motorboat?
Assume that the motorboat keeps a constant speed relative to the water.
NOTE: What is the meaning of the assumption made above?
I've seen upstream and downstream questions before. However, I always get confused when it comes to setting up the right table or chart that leads to the correct equation that leads to the answer.
I never quiet solved for (x/5) but rather for x, y or z.
However, your steps and explanation is very clear and simplistic.