In a race of 1000 meters, A can beat B by 100 meters, in a race of 800 meters, B can beat C by 100 meters. By how many meters will A beat C in a race of 600 meters?
Answer & Explanation
C) 127.5 meters
When A runs 1000 meters, B runs 900 meters and when B runs 800 meters, C runs 700 meters.
Therefore, when B runs 900 meters, the distance that C runs = (900 x 700)/800 = 6300/8 = 787.5 meters.
So, in a race of 1000 meters, A beats C by (1000 - 787.5) = 212.5 meters to C.
So, in a race of 600 meters, the number of meters by Which A beats C = (600 x 212.5)/1000 = 127.5 meters.