Word Problem Wednesday: The Olympics!

Aug 17, 2016 | Westwood

We're right in the thick of Olympics fever! As you root for your favorites, take a quick math minute to solve this week's installment of Word Problem Wednesday. We'll update with the answer tomorrow.

It takes an Olympic canoe paddler 1 minute and 20 seconds to paddle a 300 meter course in the direction of the current. If the current moves at a rate of 1.5 meters per second, then how fast can the paddler paddle in still water?