Program to find the speed of man in km/hr, given the speed of stream in km/hr. Assume that the man takes n times (where n > 1) as long to row upstream as to row downstream the river.

Examples:

Input : 5.5 4 Output : speed of man is 9.16667 km/hr Input : 4 3 Output : speed of man is 8 km/hr

**Approach Used :**

Let speed of the man in still water = **x km/hr**

Let speed of the stream = **y km/hr**

Then, speed downstream = **(x + y) km/hr**

speed upstream = **(x – y) km/hr**

Let time taken to travel downstream = **t hr**

Then, time taken to travel upstream = **nt hr**

Distance travelled downstream = **(x + y)t km** ————-(1)

Distance travelled upstream = **(x – y)tn km** ————-(2)

from (1) and (2)

(x + y)t = (x – y)tn

which gives : (x + y) = (x – y)n

which gives : x + y = nx – ny

which gives : nx – x = ny + y

which gives : x(n – 1) = y(n + 1)

which gives :** x = y(n + 1)/(n – 1)**

## C++

`// C++ implementation` `#include <bits/stdc++.h>` `using` `namespace` `std;` `// function to return speed of man` `float` `speed_man(` `float` `y1, ` `int` `n1)` `{` ` ` `// return the speed of man in km/hr` ` ` `return` `( y1 * (n1 + 1) / (n1 - 1) );` `}` `// Driver function` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `// y is speed of stream in km/hr` ` ` `float` `y = 2.3;` ` ` `int` `n = 6;` ` ` ` ` `float` `speed = speed_man(y, n);` ` ` `cout << ` `"speed of man is "` `<< speed` ` ` `<< ` `" km/hr"` `<< endl;` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

## Java

`// Java Implementation` `import` `java.lang.*;` `import` `java.util.*;` `public` `class` `GeeksforGeeks {` ` ` `// function to return speed of man` ` ` `static` `float` `speed_man(` `float` `y1, ` `int` `n1)` ` ` `{` ` ` `// x is speed of man` ` ` `return` `( y1 * (n1 + ` `1` `) / (n1 - ` `1` `) );` ` ` ` ` `}` ` ` `// Driver function` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)` ` ` `{` ` ` `// y is speed of stream in km/hr` ` ` `float` `y = ` `2` `.3f;` ` ` `int` `n = ` `6` `;` ` ` `float` `speed = speed_man(y, n);` ` ` ` ` `System.out.println(` `"speed of man is "` ` ` `+ speed + ` `" km/hr"` `);` ` ` `}` `}` |

## Python3

`# Python3 implementation to find` `# the speed of man in km/hr` `# Function to return speed of man` `def` `speed_man(y1, n1):` ` ` `# return the speed of man in km/hr` ` ` `return` `(y1 ` `*` `(n1 ` `+` `1` `) ` `/` `(n1 ` `-` `1` `))` `# Driver Code` `# y is speed of stream in km/hr` `y ` `=` `2.3` `; n ` `=` `6` ` ` `speed ` `=` `speed_man(y, n)` `print` `(` `"speed of man is "` `,` ` ` `"%.2f"` `%` `speed, ` `" km/hr"` `)` `# This code is contributed by Anant Agarwal.` |

## C#

`// C# Implementation` `using` `System;` `public` `class` `GFG {` ` ` `// function to return speed of man` ` ` `static` `float` `speed_man(` `float` `y1, ` `int` `n1)` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// x is speed of man` ` ` `return` `( y1 * (n1 + 1) / (n1 - 1) );` ` ` `}` ` ` `// Driver function` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `Main()` ` ` `{` ` ` `// y is speed of stream in km/hr` ` ` `float` `y = 2.3f;` ` ` `int` `n = 6;` ` ` `float` `speed = speed_man(y, n);` ` ` ` ` `Console.WriteLine(` `"speed of man is "` ` ` `+ speed + ` `" km/hr"` `);` ` ` `}` `}` `// This code is contributed by vt_m.` |

## PHP

`<?php` `// PHP implementation to find` `// the speed of man in km/hr` `// function to return` `// speed of man` `function` `speed_man(` `$y1` `, ` `$n1` `)` `{` ` ` ` ` `// return the speed of` ` ` `// man in km/hr` ` ` `return` `(` `$y1` `* (` `$n1` `+ 1) /` ` ` `(` `$n1` `- 1) );` `}` ` ` `// Driver function` ` ` `// y is speed of` ` ` `// stream in km/hr` ` ` `$y` `= 2.3;` ` ` `$n` `= 6;` ` ` ` ` `$speed` `= speed_man(` `$y` `, ` `$n` `);` ` ` `echo` `"speed of man is "` `, ` `$speed` ` ` `, ` `" km/hr"` `;` `// This code is contributed by anuj_67.` `?>` |

## Javascript

`<script>` ` ` `// javascript Implementation` ` ` `// function to return speed of man` ` ` `function` `speed_man( y1, n1)` ` ` `{` ` ` ` ` `// x is speed of man` ` ` ` ` `return` `( y1 * (n1 + 1) / (n1 - 1) );` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` ` ` `// Driver function` ` ` ` ` `// y is speed of stream in km/hr` ` ` `var` `y = 2.3;` ` ` `var` `n = 6;` ` ` `var` `speed = speed_man(y, n).toFixed(2)` ` ` ` ` `document.write(` `"speed of man is "` `+ speed + ` `" km/hr"` `);` `</script>` |

Output:

speed of man is 3.22 km/hr