Answer & Explanation
A) 11 days
One day's work of A, B and C = (1/24 + 1/30 + 1/40) = 1/10
C leaves 4 days before completion of the work, which means only A and B work during the last 4 days.
Work done by A and B together in the last 4 days = 4 (1/24 + 1/30) = 3/10
Remaining Work = 7/10, which was done by A,B and C in the initial number of days.
Number of days required for this initial work = 7 days.
Thus, the total numbers of days required = 4 + 7 = 11 days.