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# A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%. The ratio of the original speed of the motor boat to the speed of the river is

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6:2

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7:2

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25:3

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3:2

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Solution

## The correct option is B √7:2 Let the original speed of the motor boat be 'b' kmph and that of stream be 's' kmph and the distance between his place and office be 'd' km. Given, (14)×[(d(b+s))+(d(b−s))]=[(d(2b+s))+(d(2b−s))](4b2−s2)(b2−s2)=84b2=7s2(bs)=√74

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