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Time Speed Distance and Time & Work

Time Speed Distance
1. A person goes from A to B travelling a distance of 30 km in 3 hrs. What is his speed in m/s?

a. 2.78 b. 3 c. 10 d. 36

2. If a person moving at the speed of 1.8 kmph travels from point A to B in 1 day, 4 hrs, 20 minutes.
Find the distance between A and B.

a. 66 km b. 22 km c. 33 km d. 51 km

3. A man runs for 100 m at a speed of 36 kmph. How much time does he take to do it?

a. 10 secs b. 10 mins c. 3 mins d. 60 secs

4. A is walking towards B. At one point he sees that there is a distance of 700m between B and him. He
increases his speed by 75% and takes 16 secs to reach her. Had he travelled at his original speed,
how much time would he have taken?

a. 20 secs b. 24 secs c. 28 secs d. 30 secs

5. In the above question, if at the point when the distance between A and B was 700m, B had instantly
moved back further 300 m, how long would it take A to reach B, if he travels at his original speed?

a. 50 secs b. 60 secs c. 30 secs d. 40 secs

6. If instead of going at 36 kmph, Amit goes to school at 42 kmph, he reaches 10 minutes early. What is
the usual time he takes to reach school and what is the distance he travels?

a. 90 mins, 42 km b. 60 mins, 36 km c. 70 mins, 42 km d. 90 mins, 36 km

7. An express train covers the distance between stations X and Y, 1 hr faster than a normal train. Find
this distance if the average speed of the express train is 80 kmph and that of the normal train is 70
kmph.

a. 640 km b. 520 km c. 560 km d. 490 km

8. Two trains start simultaneously from A and B heading towards B and A respectively. If the distances
they cover when they meet is 300 m and 700 m respectively, what is the ratio of their speeds?

a. 3 : 7 b. 3 : 10 c. 7 : 10 d. 4 : 10

9. Three friends jog on a straight path everyday. To cover 500 m, first one takes 50 s, second takes 25 s
and third takes 20 s. What is the ratio of their speeds?

a. 10 : 4 : 5 b. 4 : 10 : 5 c. 4 : 5 : 10 d. 2 : 4 : 5

10. By walking at 3/4th of his usual speed, a man reaches office 20 minutes later than usual. What is his
usual time?

a. 80 mins b. 60 mins c. 40 mins d. 30 mins

11. When the speed at which a certain distance is travelled reduces by 2 m/s, time taken increases by
10 s and when the speed reduces by 3 m/s, the time increases by 18 s. Find the distance.

a. 120 m b. 180 m c. 240 m d. 300 m

12. Arnav arrives at his office 20 min late everyday. One day he injures his leg so his speed reduces by
25% because of which he reaches 45 min late. How much time would he take to reach his office if he
decides to be on time?

a. 75 mins b. 100 mins c. 55 mins d. 50 mins

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13. Out of a total of 100 km, A travels 30 km at 15 kmph, 28 km at 54 kmph and rest of the distance at
7 kmph. What is his average speed for the entire journey?

a. 100/17 kmph b. 200/17 kmph c. 150/17 kmph d. 270/23 kmph

14. A child goes from his home to playground at a speed of 4 m/s. He returns at a speed of 8 m/s. What
is the total time he takes for going and coming if his playground is 100 m away from home?

a. 50 sec b. 37.5 sec c. 30 sec d. 40 sec

15. Akash travels to office at a speed of 72 kmph. He comes back at 3/4 th his original speed. If in all he
takes 210 mins to cover the two distances, how far is his office?

a. 70 km b. 84 km c. 96 km d. 108 km

16. What is the average speed of a man who travels half the distance at a speed of 25 kmph, one-third
the distance at 50 kmph and the rest of the distance at 75 kmph?

a. 450/13 kmph b. 350/13 kmph c. 450/11 kmph d. 350/11 kmph

17. What is the average speed of a man who travels half the time at a speed of 25 kmph, one-third the
time at 50 kmph and the rest of the time at 75 kmph?

a. 62.5 kmph b. 125 kmh c. 125/3 kmph d. 31.25 kmph

18. Aradhna covers a part of the journey at 20 kmph and the balance at 70 kmph taking total of 8 hours
to cover the distance of 400 km. How many hours has she been driving at 20 kmph?

a. 3.2 hours b. 5.2 hours c. 4.8 hours d. 2.8 hours

19. A man and a woman 81 miles apart from each other, start travelling towards each other at the same
time. If the man covers 5 miles per hour to the women’s 4 miles per hour, how far will the woman
have travelled when they meet?

a. 50 miles b. 40 miles c. 45 miles d. 36 miles

20. Two boys begin together to build a railway track containing 352 track parts. The first boy starts
laying the first part, at the rate of 10 parts an hour; and the second starts with the last part and
then the second last part and so on proceeding backwards at the rate of 12 parts an hour. At which
part will they meet?

a. Between 159 & 160th b. Between 160 & 161st c. Between 190 & 191st d. Between 191 & 192nd

21. Train A travelling at 60 kmph leaves Mumbai for Delhi at 6 P.M. Train B travelling at 90 kmph also
leaves Mumbai for Delhi at 9 P.M. Train C leaves Delhi for Mumbai at 9 P.M. If all three trains meet
at the same time between Mumbai and Delhi, what is the speed of Train C if the distance between
Delhi and Mumbai is 1260 kms?

a. 100 kmph b. 90 kmph c. 120 kmph d. 130 kmph

22. A and B leave points X and Y towards Y and X respectively simultaneously and travel on the same
route. After meeting each other on the way, A takes 4 hours to reach her destination, while B takes 9
hours to reach his destination. If the speed of A is 48 kmph, what is the speed of B?

a. 32 kmph b. 16 kmph c. 18 kmph d. 24 kmph

23. A train travelling at 100 kmph overtakes a motorbike travelling at 64 kmph in the same direction
in 40 seconds. What is the length of the train in meters if initially the motorbike is parallel to the
starting point of the train? Assume length of motorbike to be negligible.

a. 400 m b. 100 m c. 300 m d. 200 m

24. A train travelling at 72 kmph crosses a platform in 30 seconds and a man standing on the platform
in 18 seconds. What is the length of the platform in meters?

a. 360 m b. 240 m c. 120 m d. 200 m

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25. Two trains, 200 and 160 meters long take a minute to cross each other while travelling in the same
direction and take only 10 seconds when they cross in opposite directions. What are the speeds at
which the trains are travelling (in m/s)?

a. 15, 20 b. 15, 21 c. 18, 21 d. 15, 18

26. Two trains running at 20 m/s and 35 m/s cross the same tunnel in 10s and 12s respectively. What
is the difference in the length of the two trains?

a. 120 m b. 220 m c. 320 m d. 420 m

27. A and B are two stations 390 km apart. A train starts from A at 10:00 am and travels towards B at
65 kmph. Another train starts from B at 11:00 am and travels towards A at 35 kmph. At what time
do they meet?

a. 3:20 pm b. 1:15 pm c. 2:15 pm d. 3:15 pm

28. A goods train leaves a station at a certain time and at a fixed speed. After 6 hrs, an express train
leaves the same station and moves in the same direction at a uniform speed of 90 kmph. This train
catches up with the goods train in 4 hrs. Find the speed of the goods train.

a. 36 kmph b. 12 kmph c. 18 kmph d. 20 kmph

29. A train can travel 50% faster than a car. Both start from point A at the same time and reach point
B 75 kms away from A at the same time. On the way however, the train lost 12.5 minutes while
stopping at stations. What is the speed of the car?

a. 100 kmph b. 80 kmph c. 120 kmph d. 60 kmph

30. The speed of a boat in still water is 10 m/s and the speed of the stream is 6 m/s. If the boat is
moving downstream and then upstream, what is the ratio of the time taken to cover a particular
stretch of distance in each direction?

a. 1/4 b. 1/2 c. 2/3 d. 1/3

31. A boat takes a total of 6 hours to row 8 kms downstream and to return back to the starting point. If
speed of the boat is 3 kmph, for how much time was the boat moving downstream and for how much
time upstream?

a. 2 hrs, 4 hrs b. 5 hrs, 1 hrs c. 3 hrs, 3 hrs d. 4.2 hrs, 1.8 hrs

32. A man rows for 3 hrs downstream and then for 3 hrs upstream. In this whole process he covers a
distance of 12 kms. If the speed of the stream is 1 kmph, find the speed of the boat in still water.

a. 2 kmph b. 2.5 kmph c. 3 kmph d. Cannot be determined

33. A boat travels from point A to point B upstream and returns from point B to point A downstream. If
the round trip takes the boat 5 hours and the distance between point A and point B is 120 kms and
the speed of the stream is 10 kmph, how long did the upstream journey take?

a. 3.5 hrs b. 3 hrs c. 2 hrs d. 1.5 hrs

34. The speed of a motor boat itself is 20 km/h and the rate of flow of the river is 4 km/h. Going
downstream, the boat went 120 km. What distance will the boat cover during the same time going
upstream?

a. 100 km b. 120 km c. 80 km d. 90 km

35. A man can row 50 km upstream and 72 km downstream in 9 hours. He can also row 70 km
upstream and 90 km downstream in 12 hours. Find the rate of current.

a. 14 kmph b. 12 kmph c. 4 kmph d. 2 kmph

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Time & Work
36. Six men can do a piece of work in 15 days. How many men are needed to complete the work in 12

days if they are half as efficient as the six men?

a. 8 b. 12 c. 15 d. 10

37. Two men and four women do a job in 3 days and three men and one women do the same job in 4
days. How long will one man and two women take to finish the same work?

a. 5 b. 6 c. 8 d. 10

38. A and B can do a work in 8 days; B and C can do it in 12 days; A, B and C together can finish it in 6
days. In how many days will A and C together do it?

a. 7 b. 8 c. 6 d. 5

39. A takes twice as much time as B or thrice as much time as C to finish a piece of work. Working
together they can finish the work in 4 days. In how many days can B alone do the work?

a. 12 b. 10 c. 11 d. 14

40. A can do a piece of work in 14 days while B can do it in 21 days. They begin together but 3 days
before the completion of the work, A leaves off. What is the total number of days required to complete
the work?

a. 10 b. 10.2 c. 10.5 d. 11

41. A can do a work in 3 days while B can do the same work in 2 days. Both of them finish the work
together and get Rs. 200. What is the share of A?

a. Rs. 120 b. Rs. 100 c. Rs. 80 d. Rs. 60

42. Twenty women can do a work in 16 days. Sixteen men can complete the same work in fifteen days.
What is the ratio between the capacity of a man and a woman?

a. 3 : 4 b. 2 : 3 c. 2 : 1 d. 4 : 3

43. 12 men complete a work in 9 days. After they have worked for 6 days, 6 more men join them. How
many days will they take to complete the remaining work?

a. 3 b. 2 c. 1 d. 1.5

44. A man, a woman and a boy can complete a job in 3, 4 and 12 days respectively. How many boys

must assist 1 man and 1 woman to complete the job in
1
4

th

of a day?

a. 5 b. 41 c. 24 d. 36

45. Four men and six women can complete a work in 8 days, while three men and seven women can
complete it in 10 days. In how many days will 10 women complete it?

a. 40 b. 20 c. 10 d. 30

46. A cistern normally fills up in 10 hours. However it takes 12 hours when there is a leak in its bottom.
If the cistern is full, in what time shall the leak empty it?

a. 20 hrs b. 60 hrs c. 30 hrs d. 15 hrs

47. Two taps running simultaneously fill a tank. The first tap could have filled it in 8 hrs by itself, the
second tap could have filled it in 24 hrs by itself. But due to a leak in its bottom, there was a delay in
filling it up by 1 hr. Find the time in which the leak will empty a full tank.

a. 35 hrs b. 36 hrs c. 30 hrs d. 42 hrs

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Mixed Bag
48. Ramu has a habit of converting values in different units. He wants to convert a speed of 3 miles per

hour to its meters per second equivalent. What will the equivalent speed be?
(assume 1 mile = 1.6 km)

a. 1.33 m/s b. 0.833 m/s c. 10.8 m/s d. 1.5 m/s

49. Akash travels from his office to his home at a speed of 40 kmph and take 90 mins for the journey.
But today he wants to finish the journey in 60 mins. At what speed should he travel today?

a. 70 kmph b. 45 kmph c. 50 kmph d. 60 kmph

50. A person makes a journey of 200 kms in two legs. In first leg he travels for 7 hrs at a speed of 20
kmph. And the second leg of journey takes 2 hours. At what speed does he travel in the second leg of
the journey?

a. 40 kmph b. 60 kmph c. 30 kmph d. 25 kmph

51. Ratio of speeds of Seeta and Geeta is 3 : 2. If Geeta takes 27 minutes to travel a certain distance,
how much time will Seeta take to travel double that distance?

a. 40 mins b. 36 mins c. 60 mins d. 54 mins

52. Three sprinters run a 100 meters race. If their speeds are in the ratio 3 : 4 : 5, find the ratio of the
time taken by them to cover the distance.

a. 4 : 3 : 2 b. 5 : 4 : 3 c. 20 : 15 : 12 d. 16 : 15 : 12

53. Travelling at 3/5th of my usual speed, I take 14 minutes more than usual to reach office from home.
What is the usual time taken for the journey?

a. 21 mins b. 28 mins c. 35 mins d. 42 mins

54. Hawaldar Rampyare sees a thief 1200 mtr ahead of him. The thief also sees Rampyare
simultaneously and starts running in the opposite direction at the speed of 20 mtrs/sec. At what
speed should the hawaldar run to catch the thief in exactly 3 mins?

a. 50 mtrs/sec b. 40 mtrs/sec c. 60 mtrs/sec d. 35 mtrs/sec

55. Two people A and B are 700 mts away and they start running towards each other at speeds of 2.5
mts/sec and 4.5 mts/sec respectively. How far, from the point where A started, will they meet?

a. 350 mts b. 450 mts c. 250 mts d. 500 mts

56. Two trains A and B of lengths 250 m and 350 m, travelling at speeds of 50 m/s and 108 km/h
respectively, are traveling in the same direction. How much time will train A take to completely cross
train B?

a. 10 mins b. 40 secs c. 1/2 min d. 4 mins

57. A train takes 10 secs to cross a pole and 20 seconds to cross a platform. If the length of the platform
is 100 mts, what is the length of the train?

a. 50 mts b. 75 mts c. 100 mts d. 125 mts

58. A man rows 24 km upstream and 12 km downstream in four hours each. What is the speed of boat
and that of the stream?

a. 4 m/s, 2 m/s b. 6 m/s, 3 m/s c. 4.5 m/s, 1.5 m/s d. 1.5 m/s, 4.5 m/s

59. In a stream are two boats, 300 meters apart from each other. James Bond in boat A wants to catch
Dr. Chang in boat B. Speeds of boats A and B are 50 mtrs/sec and 30 mtrs/sec. How long will it take
for James Bond to catch Dr. Chang?

a. 15 sec b. 18 sec

c. 16 sec d. Depends on speed of stream.

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