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A man in a train notices that he can count 41 telephone posts in one minute. If they are known to be 50 metres apart, then at what speed is the train travelling?

A) 60 km/hr B) 100 km/hr
C) 110 km/hr D) 120 km/hr

Answer:   D) 120 km/hr



Explanation:

Number of gaps between 41 poles = 40
So total distance between 41 poles = 40*50
= 2000 meter = 2 km
In 1 minute train is moving 2 km/minute.
Speed in hour = 2*60 = 120 km/hour

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A person can row 8 1/2 km an hour in still water and he finds that it takes him twice as long to row up as to row down the river. The speed of the stream ?

A) 1.78 kmph B) 2.35 kmph
C) 2.83 kmph D) 3.15 kmph
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 2.83 kmph

Explanation:

Given speed of the person = 8 1/2 = 17/2 kmph
Let the speed of the stream = x kmph
speed of upstream = 17/2 - x
speed of downstream = 17/2 + x
But given that,
2(17/2 - x) = 17/2 + x
=> 3x = 17/2
=> x = 2.83 kmph.

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Karthik could cover a distance of 200 km in 22 days while resting for 2 hrs. per day. In how many days (approx) he will cover a distance of 250 km while resting for 2 hrs. per day and moving with 2/3rd of the previous speed ?

A) 41.25 days B) 37.5 days
C) 39.75 days D) 40 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 41.25 days

Explanation:

Given Karthik can cover the distance of 200 kms resting 2 hrs per day in 22 days.

Let the initial speed be '1'

Hence, Time = 22(24hrs - 2)

Noe new speed = 2/3

Let the number of days he take be 'D'

Therefore, 

D = 11 x 3 x 5/4 = 41.25 days. = 41 1/4 days.

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A bus covers its journey at the speed of 80km/hr in 10hours. If the same distance is to be covered in 4 hours, by how much the speed of bus will have to increase ?

A) 85 km/hr B) 95 km/hr
C) 105 km/hr D) 120 km/hr
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 120 km/hr

Explanation:

Initial speed = 80km/hr
Total distance = 80 x 10 = 800km
New speed = 800/4 =200km/hr
Increase in speed = 200 - 80 = 120km/hr

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Joel travels the first 3 hours of his journey at 60 mph speed and the remaining 5 hours at 24 mph speed. What is the average speed of Joel's travel in kmph ?

A) 38 kmph B) 40 kmph
C) 60 kmph D) 54 kmph
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 60 kmph

Explanation:

Average speed = Total distance / Total time.

Total distance traveled by Joel = Distance covered in the first 3 hours + Distance covered in the next 5 hours.

Distance covered in the first 3 hours = 3 x 60 = 180 miles
Distance covered in the next 5 hours = 5 x 24 = 120 miles

Therefore, total distance traveled = 180 + 120 = 300 miles.

Total time taken = 3 + 5 = 8 hours.

Average speed = 300/8 = 37.5 mph.

we know that 1 mile = 1.6 kms

=> 37.5 miles = 37.5 x 1.6 = 60 kms

Average speed in Kmph = 60 kmph.

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Two persons start running simultaneously around a circular track of length 600 m from the same point at speeds of 25 kmph and 35 kmph. When will they meet for the first time any where on the track  ?

A) 54 sec B) 36 sec
C) 72 sec D) 11 sec
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 36 sec

Explanation:

Time taken to meet the first time = length of track/relative speed

Given the length of the track is 600 m

The relative speed = 25 + 35 = 60 kmph = 60 x 5/18 m

Therefore Time =   = 600/60 x (18/5) = 36 sec.

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