# Time and Distance Questions

**FACTS AND FORMULAE FOR TIME AND DISTANCE **

1.$Speed=\frac{Dis\mathrm{tan}ce}{Time},Time=\frac{Dis\mathrm{tan}ce}{Speed},Dis\mathrm{tan}ce=\left(Speed\times Time\right)$

2. x km/hr = $\left(x\times \frac{5}{18}\right)m/sec$

3. x m/sec = $\left(x\times \frac{18}{5}\right)km/hr$

4. If the ratio of the speeds of A and B is a:b , then the ratio of the times taken by them to cover the same distance is or b : a

5. Suppose a man covers a certain distance at x km/ hr and an equal distance at y km/hr . Then, the average speed during the whole journey is $\frac{2xy}{x+y}$km/hr.

A) 456 kms | B) 482 kms |

C) 552 kms | D) 556 kms |

Explanation:

Total distance travelled in 12 hours =(35+37+39+.....upto 12 terms)

This is an A.P with first term, a=35, number of terms,

n= 12,d=2.

Required distance = 12/2[2 x 35+{12-1) x 2]

=6(70+23)

= 552 kms.

A) 100 m | B) 150 m |

C) 190 m | D) 200 m |

Explanation:

Relative speed of the thief and policeman = (11 – 10) km/hr = 1 km/hr

Distance covered in 6 minutes = (1/60) x 6 km = 1/10 km = 100 m

Therefore, Distance between the thief and policeman = (200 – 100) m = 100 m.

A) 50 sec | B) 52 sec |

C) 54 sec | D) 56 sec |

Explanation:

Speed = 9 km/hr = 9 x (5/18) m/sec = 5/2 m/sec

Distance = (35 x 4) m = 140 m.

Time taken = 140 x (2/5) sec= 56 sec

A) 90 km/h | B) 160 km/h |

C) 67.5 km/h | D) None of these |

Explanation:

$\frac{{s}_{1}}{{s}_{2}}=\sqrt{\frac{{t}_{2}}{{t}_{1}}}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{120}{{s}_{2}}=\sqrt{\frac{9}{16}}=\frac{3}{4}$

$\Rightarrow $${s}_{2}=160km/h$

A) 30 km/h | B) 15 km/h |

C) 25 km/h | D) 20 km/h |

Explanation:

If the speed of the faster horse be ${f}_{s}$ and that of slower horse be ${s}_{s}$ then

${f}_{s}+{s}_{s}=\frac{50}{1}=50$

and $\frac{50}{{s}_{s}}-\frac{50}{{f}_{s}}=\frac{5}{6}$

Now, you can go through options.

The speed of slower horse is 20km/h

Since, 20+30=50

and $\frac{50}{20}-\frac{50}{30}=\frac{5}{6}$

A) 600 | B) 750 |

C) 1000 | D) 1250 |

Explanation:

speed = (5x5/18)m/sec

= 25/18 m/sec.

Distance covered in 15 minutes = (25/18 x 15 x 60)m

= 1250 m.

A) 4 hours | B) 4 hours 30 minutes |

C) 4 hours 45 minutes | D) 5 hours |

Explanation:

Time taken in walking both ways = 7 hours 45 minutes --------(i)

Time taken in walking one way and riding back= 6 hours 15 minutes-------(ii)

By equation (ii)*2 -(i), we have

Time taken to man ride both ways, = 12 hours 30 minutes - 7 hours 45 minutes

= 4 hours 45 minutes

A) 720 | B) 180 |

C) 75 | D) 65 |

Explanation:

The hour hand moves from pointing to 12 to pointing to half way between 2 and 3. The angle covered between each hour marking on the clock is 360/12 = 30. Since the hand has covered 2.5 of these divisions the angle moved through is 75.