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A contractor  undertook a project to complete it in 20 days which needed 5 workers to work continuously for all the days estimated. But before the start of the work the client wanted to complete it earlier than the scheduled time, so the contractor calculated that  he needed to increase 5 additional  men every 2 days to complete the work in the time the client wanted it:

If the work was further increased by 50% but the contractor continues to increase the 5 workers o every 2 days then how many more days are required over the initial time specified by the  client.

A) 1 day B) 2 days
C) 5 days D) None of these

Answer:   B) 2 days



Explanation:

Total work = 100+50 = 150man-days

In 8 days 100 man-days work  has been completed. Now on 9th and 10th day there will be 25 workers. So in 2 days they wll complete additional 50 man- days work. Thus the work requires 2 more days.

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Amar can do a piece of work in 10 days. He works at it for 4 days and then Arun finishes it in 9 days. In how many days can Amar and Arun together finish the work ?

A) 4 days B) 8 days
C) 3 days D) 6 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 6 days

Explanation:

4/10 + 9/x = 1

=> x = 15

Then both can do in

1/10 + 1/15 = 1/6

=> 6 days

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12 men complete a work in 9 days. After they have worked for 6 days, 4 more men join them. How many days will they take to complete the remaining work ?

A) 2 days B) 2.5 days
C) 2.25 days D) 3 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 2.25 days

Explanation:

1 man's 1 day work = 1/108
12 men's 6 day's work = 1/9 x 6 = 2/3

Remaining work = 1 - 2/3 = 1/3

16 men's 1 day work = 1/108 x 16 = 4/27
4/27 work is done by them in 1 day.

1/3 work is done by them in 27/4 x 1/3 = 9/4 days.

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P alone can complete a piece of work in 6 days. Work done by Q alone in one day is equal to one-third of the work done by P alone in one day. In how many days can the work be completed if P and Q work together  ?

A) 5 (2/3) B) 6 (3/4 )
C) 4 (1/2) D) 3
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 4 (1/2)

Explanation:

Work done by P alone in one day = 1/6th of the total work done by Q alone in one day = 1/3(of that done by P in one day) = 1/3(1/6 of the total) = 1/18 of the total.

Work done by P and Q, working together in one day = 1/6 + 1/18  = 4/18 = 2/9 of the total
 
They would take 9/2 days = 4 (1/2) days to complete the work working together.
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A can do a piece of work in 30 days. He works at it for 6 days and then B finishes it in 18 days. In what time can A and B together it ?

A) 14 1/2 days B) 11 days
C) 13 1/4 days D) 12 6/7 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 12 6/7 days

Explanation:

Let 'B' alone can do the work in 'x' days

6/30 + 18/x = 1
x = 22.5
1/30 + 1/22.5 = 7/90

=> 90/7 = 12 6/7 days

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Two persons K and L can complete a piece of work in 30 days and 45 days respectively. If they work together, what part of the work will be completed in 3 days ?

A) 1/6 B) 1/3
C) 2/3 D) 1/18
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1/6

Explanation:

K's one day's work = 1/30
L's one day's work = 1/45
(K + L)'s one day's work = 1/30 + 1/45 = 1/18

The part of the work completed in 3 days = 3 (1/18) = 1/6.

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