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Adam and Smith are working on a project. Adam takes 6 hrs to type 36 pages on a computer, while Smith takes 5 hrs to type 40 pages. How much time will they take, working together on two different computers to type a project of 120 pages?

A) 8 hrs 45 min B) 8 hrs 42 min
C) 8 hrs D) 8 hrs 34 min

Answer:   D) 8 hrs 34 min

Explanation:

Number of pages typed by Adam in 1 hour =  = 6
Number of pages typed by Smith in 1 hour =  = 8
Number of pages typed by both in 1 hour = (6 + 8) = 14
Time taken by both to type 110 pages = (120 * 1/14) = 8  = 8 hrs 34 min.

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4 men and 6 women can complete a work in 8 days, while 3 men and 7 women can complete it in 10 days. In how many days will 10 women complete it ?

A) 40 days B) 36 days
C) 32 days D) 34 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 40 days

Explanation:

Let 1 man's 1 day work = x and 1 woman's 1 day work = y.
Then, 4x + 6y = 1/8 and 3x + 7y = 1/10
Solving these two equations, we get:
x = 11/400 and y = 1/400
10 woman's 1 day work = (1/400 x 10) = 1/40.

Hence, 10 women will complete the work in 40 days.

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A work which could be finished in 11 days was finished 4 days earlier after 4 more men joined. The number of men employed was ?

A) 7 B) 8
C) 9 D) 10
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 7

Explanation:

As the work is same
M1D1 = M2D2

Here Let the number of men employed was M
=> 11M = 7(M+4)
=> 11M - 7M = 28
=> M = 7

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Five men and nine women can do a piece of work in 10 days. Six men and twelve women can do the same work in 8 days. In how many days can three men and three women do the work  ?

A) 18 days B) 20 days
C) 16 days D) 14 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20 days

Explanation:

(5m + 9w)10 = (6m + 12w)8

=> 50m + 90w = 48w + 96 w => 2m = 6w => 1m = 3w 5m + 9w = 5m + 3m = 8m

8 men can do the work in 10 days.

3m +3w = 3m + 1w = 4m

So, 4 men can do the work in (10 x 8)/4 = 20 days.

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If 5 men and 2 boys working together, can do four times as much work per hour as a man and a boy together. Find the ratio of the work done by a man and that of a boy for a given time  ?

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

Explanation:

5M + 2B = 4(1M + 1B)

5M + 2B = 4M + 4B

1M = 2B

The required ratio of work done by a man and a boy = 2:1

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3 men, 4 women and 6 children can complete a work in 7 days. A woman does double the work a man does and a child does half the work a man does. How many women alone can complete this work in 7 days  ?

A) 6 B) 9
C) 5 D) 7
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 7

Explanation:

Let 1 woman's 1 day work = x.

Then, 1 man's 1 day work = x/2 and 1 child's 1 day work  x/4.

So, (3x/2 + 4x + + 6x/4) = 1/7

28x/4 = 1/7 => x = 1/49

1 woman alone can complete the work in 49 days.

So, to complete the work in 7 days, number of women required = 49/7 = 7.

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