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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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It takes one minute to fill 2/7 th of a vessel. What is the time taken in minutes to fill the whole of the vessel  ? 

A) 1/7 min B) 7/2 min
C) 5/7 min D) 7/5 min
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 7/2 min

Explanation:

Time taken to fill 2/7 = 1
Then to fill full 1 = ?
? = 1/(2/7) = 7/2 minutes.

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If 34 men completed 2/5th of a work in 8 days working 9 hours a day. How many more man should be engaged to finish the rest of the work in 6 days working 9 hours a day ? 

A) 101 men B) 112 men
C) 102 men D) 120 men
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 102 men

Explanation:

From the above formula i.e (m1xt1/w1) = (m2xt2/w2)
so, (34x8x9/(2/5)) = (Mx6x9/(3/5))
so, M = 136 men

Number of men to be added to finish the work = 136-34 = 102 men.

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45 men working 9 hours per day dig 40 m deep. How many extra men should be put to dig to a depth of 56 m working 7 hours per day ?

A) 36 B) 61
C) 48 D) 54
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 36

Explanation:

(45 x 9)/40 = (M x 7)/56 => M = 81

=> 81 – 45 = 36

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A can do a piece of work in 15 days and B can do it in 16 days and C can do it 24 days. They started the work together and A leaves after 3 days and B leaves after 4 days from the beginning. How long will work lost ?

A) 10 2/3 days B) 13 1/5 days
C) 12 2/3 days D) 11 5/7 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 13 1/5 days

Explanation:

3/15 + 4/16 + x/24 = 1

x = 66/5 = 13 1/5 days.

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A take twice as much time as B or thrice as much time to finish a piece of work. Working together, they can finish the work in 2 days. B can do the work alone in  ?

A) 8 hrs B) 12 hrs
C) 6 hrs D) 4 hrs
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 6 hrs

Explanation:

Suppose A, B and C take x, x/2 and x/3 respectively to finish the work. 

Then, (1/x + 2/x + 3/x) = 1/2 
 
6/x = 1/2 => x = 12 
 
So, B takes 6 hours to finish the work.
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