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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 = $\inline \fn_jvn \small \frac{36}{6}$ = 6
Number of pages typed by Smith in 1 hour = $\inline \fn_jvn \small \frac{40}{5}$ = 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 $\inline \fn_jvn \small \frac{4}{7}$ = 8 hrs 34 min.

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A can complete a piece of work in 12 days and B is 60% more efficient than A. In how many days B will complete the same work  ?

 A) 8.7 hrs B) 5.2 hrs C) 5 hrs D) 7.5 hrs

Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 7.5 hrs

Explanation:

Ratio of times taken by A and B = 160 : 100
A can do the work in 12 days
Let B can do the work in "D" days
=> 160:100 = 12 : D
=> D = 12 x 100/160 = 7.5 hrs

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A can finish a work in 18 days and B can do the same work in half the time taken by A. then, working together, what part of the same work they can finish in a day ?

 A) Total work B) One-fourth work C) Half work D) Two-third work

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Half work

Explanation:

A can do the work = 18 days
B can do the work = 18/2 = 9 days
(A + B)'s 1 day work = 1/18 + 1/9 = 1/6
=> In 3 days = 3x1/6 = 1/2 work is completed.

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10 boys can complete a work in 7 days and 10 girls take 14 days to complete the work. How many days will 5 boys and 10 girls take to complete the work ?

 A) 13 days B) 10 days C) 7 days D) 16 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 7 days

Explanation:

1 boy's 1 day work = 1/70
1 girl's 1 day work = 1/140
(5 boys + 10 girls)'s 1 day work
= (5/70 + 10/140) = (1/14 + 1/14) = 1/7

5 boys and 10 girls will complete the work in 7 days.

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A is 30% more efficient than B. How much time will they, working together, take to complete a job which A alone could have done in 23 days  ?

 A) 9 days B) 11 days C) 13 days D) 15 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 13 days

Explanation:

Ratio of times taken by A and B = 100 : 130 = 10 : 13.
Suppose B takes x days to do the work.

Then, 10 : 13 :: 23 : x     =>     x = ( 23 x 13/10 )     =>     x = 299 /10.

A's 1 day's work = 1/23 ;
B's 1 day's work = 10/299 .

(A + B)'s 1 day's work = ( 1/23 + 10/299 ) = 23/299 = 113 .

Therefore, A and B together can complete the work in 13 days.

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A laborer is engaged for 30 days on the condition that he receives Rs.25 for each day he works and is fined Rs.7.50 for each day is absent. He gets Rs.425 in all. For how many days was he absent ?

 A) 10 days B) 14 days C) 11 days D) 9 days

Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 10 days

Explanation:

30 x 25 = 750
425
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325

25 + 7.50 = 32.5

=> 325/32.5 = 10