Time and Work Questions

FACTS  AND  FORMULAE  FOR  TIME  AND  WORK  QUESTIONS

 

 

1. If A can do a piece of work in n days, then A's 1 day's work =1n

2. If A’s 1 day's work =1n, then A can finish the work in n days.

 

3. A is thrice as good a workman as B, then:

Ratio of work done by A and B = 3 : 1.

Ratio of times taken by A and B to finish a work = 1 : 3.

 

NOTE : 

Efficiency1No of time units

 

 Efficiency × Time = Constant Work

 

Hence, Required time = WorkEfficiency

 

Whole work is always considered as 1, in terms of fraction and 100% , in terms of percentage.

In general, number of day's or hours = 100Efficiency

Q:

Parimal has done 1/4th of a job in 10 days, Salim completes the rest of the job in 20 days. In how many days can they together do the job?

A) 8 days B) 24 days
C) 12 days D) 16 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 16 days

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A, B and C together can complete a work in 25 days. If the ratio of efficiency of A, B and C is 15 : 10 : 6 respectively, then in how many days C alone can complete the same work?

A) 727/6 B) 725/6
C) 775/6 D) 745/6
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 775/6

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Murad can do a piece of work in 33 hours. If he is joined by Joel who is 100% more efficient, in what time will they together finish the work?

A) 4 hours B) 6 hours
C) 2 hours D) 11 hours
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 11 hours

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P and Q can do a project in 20 and 12 days respectively. In how many days can they complete 40% of the project if they work together?

A) 1.5 days B) 3 days
C) 6 days D) 9 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 6 days

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A & B together finish a job in 24 days, while A, B & C together can finish the same job in 8 days. C alone will finish the job in

A) 12 days B) 14 days
C) 16 days D) 24 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 12 days

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A can do a work in 15 days and B in 9 days. If they work on it together for 5 days, then what fraction of work is left?

A) 1/6 B) 3/7
C) 1/3 D) 1/9
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 1/9

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If 10 people can do a job in 20 days,then 20 people with twice the efficiency can do the same job in

A) 5 days B) 10 days
C) 20 days D) 40 days
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 5 days

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Mahmood can do a piece of work in 40 hours. If he is joined by Janaki who is 50% more efficient, in what time will they together finish the work?

A) 2 hours B) 6 hours
C) 16 hours D) 3 hours
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 16 hours

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