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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 = 36/6 = 6
Number of pages typed by Smith in 1 hour = 40/5 = 8
Number of pages typed by both in 1 hour = (6 + 8) = 14
Time taken by both to type 110 pages = (120 * 1/14) = $8\frac{4}{7}$ = 8 hrs 34 min.

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X can complete the work in 10 days, Y can do the same in 15 days. If they are hired for 5 days to do the work together, what is the work that left unfinished?

 A) 1/3 B) 2/3 C) 1/6 D) 5/6

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 1/6

Explanation:

Given X can do in 10 days

=> 1 day work of X = 1/10

Y can do in 15 days

=> 1 day work of Y = 1/15

1day work of (X + Y) = 1/10 + 1/15 = 1/6

Given they are hired for 5 days

=> 5 days work of (X + Y) = 5 x 1/6 = 5/6

Therefore, Unfinished work = 1 - 5/6 = 1/6

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If 10 men take 15 days to complete a work. In how many days will 37 men complete the work?

 A) 3 days B) 4 days C) 5 days D) 6 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 4 days

Explanation:

Given 10 men take 15 days to complete a work

=> Total mandays = 15 x 10 = 150

Let the work be 150 mandays.

=> Now 37 men can do 150 mandays in 150/37 =~ 4 days

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Three taps P, Q and R can fill a tank in 12 hrs, 15 hrs and 20 hrs respectively. If P is open all the time and Q and R are open for one hour each alternately, starting with Q, then the tank will be full in how many hours ?

 A) 9 hrs B) 7 hrs C) 13 hrs D) 11 hrs

Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 7 hrs

Explanation:

Given,

P can fill in 12 hrs

Q can fill in 15 hrs

R can fill in 20 hrs

=> Volume of tank = LCM of 12, 15, 20 = 60 lit

=> P alone can fill the tank in 60/12 = 5 hrs

=> Q alone can fill the tank in 60/15 = 4 hrs

=> R alone can fill the tank in 60/20 = 3 hrs

Tank can be filled in the way that

(P+Q) + (P+R) + (P+Q) + (P+R) + ....

=> Tank filled in 2 hrs = (5+4) + (5+3) = 9 + 8 = 17 lit

=> In 6 hrs = 17 x 6/2 = 51 lit

=> In 7th hr = 51 + (5+4) = 51 + 9 = 60 lit

=> So, total tank will be filled in 7 hrs.

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P and Q can complete a job in 24 days working together. P alone can complete it in 32 days. Both of them worked together for 8 days and then P left. The number of days Q will take to complete the remaining work is ?

 A) 56 days B) 54 days C) 60 days D) 64 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 64 days

Explanation:

(P+Q)'s 1 day work = 1/24

P's 1 day work = 1/32

=> Q's 1 day work = 1/24 - 1/32 = 1/96

Work done by (P+Q) in 8 days = 8/24 = 1/3

Remainining work = 1 - 1/3 = 2/3

Time taken by Q to complete the remaining work = 2/3 x 96 = 64 days.

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A can complete 9/10 part of a work in 31 days. After that, with the help of B he can complete the remaining work in 4 days. In how many days will  A and B together can complete that work ?

 A) 36 B) 40 C) 42 D) 38

Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 40

Explanation:

Remaining work = 1 - 9/10 = 1/10

=> A & B together completes 1/10 of work in 4 days

=> 1 work can completed in ------ ? days

Let it be x days

=>  $\frac{4}{\frac{1}{10}}=\frac{x}{1}$

=> x = 40 days.

Hence, A & B together can complete the work in 40 days.

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P alone can do a piece of work in 24 days. The time taken by P to complete one-third of work is equal to time taken by Q to complete half of the work. How many days are required to complete by P and Q working together ?

 A) 9 3/5 days B) 7 days C) 6 3/7 days D) 8 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 9 3/5 days

Explanation:

Let the total work be 'W'

As per the given information,

P can complete the work 'W' in 24 days.

=> one day work of P = W/24

And also given that,

The time taken by P to complete one-third of work is equal to time taken by Q to complete half of the work

=> PW/3 = QW/2

=> P's

1 day =    W/24

?    =      W/3

=>  ?  = 24W/3W  = 8

=> QW/2 = 8 days

=> Q alone can complete the work W in 16 days

=> P + Q can complete the work in

1/24 + 1/16 = 5/48

=> 48/5 days = 9 3/5 days.

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P can do a piece of work in 5 less days than Q. If both of them can do the same work in $11\frac{1}{9}$days, in how many days will Q alone do the same work  ?

 A) 24 days B) 25 days C) 20 days D) 19 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 25 days

Explanation:

Let Q complete that work in 'L' days

=>

=> $9{L}^{2}-245L+500=0$

L = 25 days.

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Time taken by P alone to finish a work is 50% more than the time taken by P and Q together. Q is thrice as efficient as R. If Q and R together can complete the work in 22.5 days, then how many days will P alone take to complete the work ?

 A) 17 days B) 11 days C) 15 days D) 16 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 15 days

Explanation:

We know that Time is inversely proportional to Efficiency

Here given time ratio of P & P+Q as

P/P+Q = 150/100 = 3:2

Efficiency ratio of P & Q as

P:Q = 2:1 ....(1)

Given Efficiency ratio of Q & R as

Q:R = 3:1 ....(2)

From (1) & (2), we get

P:Q:R = 6:3:1

P alone can finish the work in

22.5(3+1)/6 = 15 days.

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