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Aptitude questions on boats and streams are common in most of the aptitude tests for companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HCL etc. The advantage with questions on boats and streams are that there are only two basic concepts behind them, and you can solve any questions with these concepts. This article explains how to solve boats and streams problems easily and quickly. The types of questions that can be expected from quantitative aptitude section of boats and streams include following

- You will be given the speed of boat in still water and the speed of stream. You have to find the time taken by boat to go upstream and downstream.
- You will be given the speed of boat to go up & down the stream, you will be asked to find speed of boat in still water and speed of stream
- You will be given speed of boat in up and down stream and will be asked to find the average speed of boat.
- You will be given the time taken by boat to reach a place in up and downstream and will be asked to find the distance to the place

The key point here is you can solve any of these questions using the formulas and short cuts given below.