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If a girl cycles at 10 kmph, then she arrives at a certain place at 1 p.m. If she cycles at 15 kmph, she will arrive at the same place at 11 a.m. At what speed must she cycle to get there at noon?

A) 14 kmph B) 13 kmph
C) 12 kmph D) 11 kmph

Answer:   C) 12 kmph



Explanation:

The distance is constant in this case.

Let the time taken for travel with a speed of 10 kmph be 't'.

Now the speed of 15 kmph is 3/2 times the speed of 10 kmph.

Therefore, time taken with the speed of 15 kmph will be 2t/3 (speed is inversely proportional to time)

Extra time taken = t - 2t/3 = t/3

=> 1pm - 11am = 2hrs

=> t/3 = 2h

=> t = 6 hrs.

Now, Distance = speed x time = 10 x 6 = 60 kms

Time he takes to reach at noon = 6 - 1 = 5 hrs

Now, Speed = 60/5 = 12 kmph.

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A motorboat can go 10 miles downstream on a river in 20 min. It takes 30 min for this boat to go back at the same 10 miles. Find the speed of the current ?

A) 8 m/h B) 5 m/h
C) 7 m/h D) 6 m/h
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 5 m/h

Explanation:

As the distance travelled is constant, the time taken is inversely proportional to speed.

Let 'u' be the speed of the current and 'v' be the speed of the boat.

Speed of the boat downstream = v + u & upstream = v - u

=> v+u/v-u = 30/20 => v/u = 5 => v = 5u

=> v + u = 6u = 10/20/60 miles/hr

=> 6u = 30 m/h

=> u = 5 m/h

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A boat whose speed in still water is 9 kmph, goes 12 km downstream and comes back in 3 hrs. Find the speed of the stream?

A) 1 kmph B) 3 kmph
C) 5 kmph D) 4 kmph
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 3 kmph

Explanation:

Let the speed of the stream = x kmph

From the given data,

=> x = 3 kmph

Therefore, the speed of the stream = 3 kmph

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In a daily morning walk three persons step off together. their steps measure 75 cm, 80 cm and 85 cm respectively. What is the minimum distance each should walk so that thay can cover the distance in complete steps  ?

A) 222 m 44 cm B) 204 m
C) 201 m 21 cm D) 208 m
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 204 m

Explanation:

To find the minimum distance, we have to get the LCM of 75, 80, 85

Now, LCM of 75, 80, 85 = 5 x 15 x 16 x 17 = 20400

Hence, the minimum distance each should walk so that thay can cover the distance in complete steps = 20400 cms = 20400/100 = 204 mts.

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Three friends Rudra, Siva and Anvesh start to run around a circular stadium. They complete a revolution in 24, 36 and 30 seconds respectively. After how many minutes will they meet at the starting point ?

A) 60 B) 120
C) 360 D) 6
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 6

Explanation:

For this we have to find the LCM of 24, 36 and 30

LCM of 24, 36 and 30 = 360 sec

360/60 min = 6 minutes.

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Amith can row a boat d km upstream and the same distance downstream in 5 hours 15 minutes. Also, he can row the boat 2d km upstream in 7 hours. How long will it take to row the same distance 2d km downstream for Amith ?

A) 4 hrs 10 min B) 3 hrs 15 min
C) 3 hrs 30 min D) 4 hrs 1 min
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 3 hrs 30 min

Explanation:

Let the speed of boat and stream be x and y kmph respectively.

According to question

d/x+y + d/x-y = 5h 15m or 21/4 hrs ......(i)

and 2d/x-y = 7...... (ii)

From eq. (i) and (ii)

2d/x+y = 7/2

Hence, Amith will take to row 2d km distance downstream in 7/2 hrs

= 3.5 hrs

= 3 hrs 30 min.

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