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 In a hostel, there was food for 1000 students for one month. After 10 days, 1000 more students joined the hostel. How long would the students be able to carry on with the remaining food?

A) 10 days B) 15 days
C) 20 days D) 5 days

Answer:   A) 10 days

Explanation:

After 10 days, the remaining food would be sufficient for the 1000 students for 20 more days
 If 1000 more students are added, it shall be sufficient for only 10 days (as the no. of students is doubled, the days are halved).

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A,B,C together can do a piece of work in 10 days.All the three started workingat it together and after 4 days,A left.Then,B and C together completed the work in 10 more days.In how many days can complete a work alone ?

A) 25 B) 24
C) 23 D) 21
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 25

Explanation:

(A+B+C) do 1 work in 10 days.
So (A+B+C)'s 1 day work=1/10 and as they work together for 4 days so workdone by them in 4 days=4/10=2/5
Remaining work=1-2/5=3/5
(B+C) take 10 more days to complete 3/5 work.
So( B+C)'s 1 day work=3/50
Now A'S 1 day work=(A+B+C)'s 1 day work-(B+C)'s 1 day work=1/10-3/50=1/25
A does 1/25 work in in 1 day
Therefore 1 work in 25 days.

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A can write 32 pages in 6 hours and B can write 40 pages in 5 hours. If they write together, in how many hours they can write 110 pages ?

A) 7 hrs B) 6 hrs 10 min
C) 5 hrs 25min D) 8 hrs 15 min
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 8 hrs 15 min

Explanation:

A can write in 1hour = 32/6 pages
similarly
B in 1 hour = 40/5 pages

Together (A+B) in 1 hour = 32/6 + 40/5 = 40/3
so,
A+B write 40/3 pages in 1 hour
A+B write 110 pages in (3/40) x 110 Hours = 8 hours 15 min.

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There is sufficient salary to give K for 10 days and L for 15 days. Then how many days will the money last if both has to be given the salary ?

A) 6 days B) 12 days
C) 4 days D) 9 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 6 days

Explanation:

K's 1 day's salary = 1/10
L's 1 day's salary = 1/15
Together their 1 day's salary = 1/10 + 1/15
= 3/30 + 2/30
= 5/30
= 1/6
So the money will be
enough for paying them both for 6 days.

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Q:

4 men can repair a road in 7 hours. How many men are required to repair the road in 2 hours ?

A) 17 men B) 14 men
C) 13 men D) 16 men
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 14 men

Explanation:

M x T / W = Constant
where, M= Men (no. of men)
T= Time taken
W= Work load
So, here we apply
M1 x T1/ W1 = M2 x T2 / W2
Given that, M1 = 4 men, T1 = 7 hours ; T2 = 2 hours, we have to find M2 =?
Note that here, W1 = W2 = 1 road, ie. equal work load.
Clearly, substituting in the above equation we get, M2 = 14 men.

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If 6 engines consume 24 metric tonnes of coal, when each is working 8 hours day, how much coal will be required for 9 engines, each running 13hours a day, it being given that 2 engines of former type consume as much as 3 engines of latter type ?

A) 45 metric tonnes B) 47 metric tonnes
C) 55 metric tonnes D) 34 metric tonnes
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 45 metric tonnes

Explanation:

2 engines of former type for one hour consumes 2x24/(6x8) = 1 metric ton
i.e. 3 engines of latter type consumes 1 ton for one hour
hence 9 engines consumes 3 tons for one hour
for 15 hours it is 15 x 3 = 45 metric tonnes.

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