A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain distance,

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Question: A boat running upstream takes 8 hours 48 minutes to cover a certain distance, while it takes 4 hours to cover the same distance running downstream. What is the ratio between the speed of the boat and speed of the water current respectively?

Options are:

A.     2 : 1
B.     3 : 2
C.     8 : 3
D.     Cannot be determined
E.     None of these

Correct answer is:

C.     8 : 3