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Two boys starting from the same place walk at a rate of 5kmph and 5.5kmph respectively. What time will they take to be 8.5km apart, if they walk in the same direction?

A) 15 hours B) 16 hours
C) 17 hours D) 18 hours

Answer:   C) 17 hours



Explanation:

In this type of questions we need to get the relative speed between them,
The relative speed of the boys = 5.5kmph – 5kmph
= 0.5 kmph

Distance between them is 8.5 km
Time = Distance/Speed
Time= 8.5km / 0.5 kmph = 17 hrs

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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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