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 Question 1 of 15
1. Question
1 pointsIf A and B together can complete a piece of work in 15 days and B alone in 20 days, in how many days can A alone complete the work?
CorrectExplanation – (A+B)’s % of work in day is (100/15) = 6.66%
B’s one day work % is 100/20 = 5%
A’s one day % work is 6.665 = 1.66%
thus, A needs 100/1.66= 60 days
IncorrectExplanation – (A+B)’s % of work in day is (100/15) = 6.66%
B’s one day work % is 100/20 = 5%
A’s one day % work is 6.665 = 1.66%
thus, A needs 100/1.66= 60 days
UnattemptedExplanation – (A+B)’s % of work in day is (100/15) = 6.66%
B’s one day work % is 100/20 = 5%
A’s one day % work is 6.665 = 1.66%
thus, A needs 100/1.66= 60 days
 Question 2 of 15
2. Question
1 pointsWorking 4 hours a day A can complete the work in 8 days, and working 6 hours a day B can complete the same work in 6 days. Working 8 hours a day, they can jointly complete the work in
CorrectExplanation – % 1 hours work of A is 100/32 = 3.125%
% 1 hour work of B is 100/36 = 2.77%
A+b work = 5.90%
Time to complete the work
100/5.9 = 16.94 hours
then 16.94/8 = 2.12 days.
Means It will take 3 days to complete the work.IncorrectExplanation – % 1 hours work of A is 100/32 = 3.125%
% 1 hour work of B is 100/36 = 2.77%
A+b work = 5.90%
Time to complete the work
100/5.9 = 16.94 hours
then 16.94/8 = 2.12 days.
Means It will take 3 days to complete the work.UnattemptedExplanation – % 1 hours work of A is 100/32 = 3.125%
% 1 hour work of B is 100/36 = 2.77%
A+b work = 5.90%
Time to complete the work
100/5.9 = 16.94 hours
then 16.94/8 = 2.12 days.
Means It will take 3 days to complete the work.  Question 3 of 15
3. Question
1 pointsPayal and Kajal working separately can mow field in 8 & 12 hours respectively. If they work in stretches of 1 hour alternately. Payal is beginning at 9:00 am, when will the mowing be completed?
CorrectExplanation – [(100/8)+(100/12)]
= 12.5+8.33
20.83% time taken to move the whole field
100/20.83 = 4.8 unit of time
hence, actual time is 2*4.8 = 9.6 hours
thus, work gets complete at 6:30 pm
IncorrectExplanation – [(100/8)+(100/12)]
= 12.5+8.33
20.83% time taken to move the whole field
100/20.83 = 4.8 unit of time
hence, actual time is 2*4.8 = 9.6 hours
thus, work gets complete at 6:30 pm
UnattemptedExplanation – [(100/8)+(100/12)]
= 12.5+8.33
20.83% time taken to move the whole field
100/20.83 = 4.8 unit of time
hence, actual time is 2*4.8 = 9.6 hours
thus, work gets complete at 6:30 pm
 Question 4 of 15
4. Question
1 pointsIf 10 men can do a piece of work in 12 days, the time taken by 12 men to do the same work will be
CorrectExplanation – here we use equivalence method ,
Men days
10 ↓ 12
12 ↑ x
hence, downward arrow shows decrement and upward arrow shows increment
Thus, 10*12 = 12*x
x = 10 days
IncorrectExplanation – here we use equivalence method ,
Men days
10 ↓ 12
12 ↑ x
hence, downward arrow shows decrement and upward arrow shows increment
Thus, 10*12 = 12*x
x = 10 days
UnattemptedExplanation – here we use equivalence method ,
Men days
10 ↓ 12
12 ↑ x
hence, downward arrow shows decrement and upward arrow shows increment
Thus, 10*12 = 12*x
x = 10 days
 Question 5 of 15
5. Question
1 pointsTo complete the work A takes 50% more time than B. If together they take 18 days to complete the work how much time shall B take to complete the work?
CorrectExplanation – a+b 1 day work = 1/18
(2/3*b+b) = 1/18
(5/3b) = 1/18
one day work of b = 3/90
b alone can complete the work in 90/3 days which is 30 days
IncorrectExplanation – a+b 1 day work = 1/18
(2/3*b+b) = 1/18
(5/3b) = 1/18
one day work of b = 3/90
b alone can complete the work in 90/3 days which is 30 days
UnattemptedExplanation – a+b 1 day work = 1/18
(2/3*b+b) = 1/18
(5/3b) = 1/18
one day work of b = 3/90
b alone can complete the work in 90/3 days which is 30 days
 Question 6 of 15
6. Question
1 pointsIf 10 men and 20 boys can make 260 mats in 20 days, then how many mats will be made by 8 men and 4 boys in 20 days
CorrectExplanation –It can be calculated as
20*260*20 = x*20*20
hence x = 260 mats
IncorrectExplanation –It can be calculated as
20*260*20 = x*20*20
hence x = 260 mats
UnattemptedExplanation –It can be calculated as
20*260*20 = x*20*20
hence x = 260 mats
 Question 7 of 15
7. Question
1 pointsTwo pipes P and Q can fill cistern in 12 and 15 minutes respectively.Both are opened together but at the end of 3 minutes P is turned off. Then in how many more minutes will Q fill the cistern
CorrectExplanation – P can fill in 1 minute = 100/12 = 8.33
Q can fill in 1minute = 100/15 = 6.66
P+Q in 1 minute = 15%
In 3 minutes cistern is fill 45%
then, 55/6.66 = 8 (1/4)
IncorrectExplanation – P can fill in 1 minute = 100/12 = 8.33
Q can fill in 1minute = 100/15 = 6.66
P+Q in 1 minute = 15%
In 3 minutes cistern is fill 45%
then, 55/6.66 = 8 (1/4)
UnattemptedExplanation – P can fill in 1 minute = 100/12 = 8.33
Q can fill in 1minute = 100/15 = 6.66
P+Q in 1 minute = 15%
In 3 minutes cistern is fill 45%
then, 55/6.66 = 8 (1/4)
 Question 8 of 15
8. Question
1 pointsTwo pipes can fill an empty tank separately in 24 min and 40 min respectively and a third pipe can empty 30 gallons of water per min. If all 3 pipes are open empty tank will become full in 1 hour. The capacity of tank is
CorrectExplanation – part of the tank fill in 1 minute = (x/24)+ (x/40) 30 = x/60
So, 12x= 30*240
x= 600
IncorrectExplanation – part of the tank fill in 1 minute = (x/24)+ (x/40) 30 = x/60
So, 12x= 30*240
x= 600
UnattemptedExplanation – part of the tank fill in 1 minute = (x/24)+ (x/40) 30 = x/60
So, 12x= 30*240
x= 600
 Question 9 of 15
9. Question
1 pointsA boy and girl together fill cistern with water. The boy pours 4 l of water in every 3 min and girl pours 3l in every 4 min. How much time will it take to fill 100 l of water in the cistern?
CorrectExplanation – Water filled by boy+girl in 1 minute = 4/3+3/4 = (16+9)/12 = 25/12l
hence, 100*12/25 = 48 min.
IncorrectExplanation – Water filled by boy+girl in 1 minute = 4/3+3/4 = (16+9)/12 = 25/12l
hence, 100*12/25 = 48 min.
UnattemptedExplanation – Water filled by boy+girl in 1 minute = 4/3+3/4 = (16+9)/12 = 25/12l
hence, 100*12/25 = 48 min.
 Question 10 of 15
10. Question
1 pointsA, B and C completed a work costing Rs. 1800. A work 6 days, B for 4 days and C for 9 days. If their daily wages are in the ratio 5:6:4. Then how much amount will be received by A?
CorrectExplanation –6*5x+4*6x+4*9x = 1800
90x = 1500
x= 1800/90
total amount of A = 1800*30/90 => 600.
IncorrectExplanation –6*5x+4*6x+4*9x = 1800
90x = 1500
x= 1800/90
total amount of A = 1800*30/90 => 600.
UnattemptedExplanation –6*5x+4*6x+4*9x = 1800
90x = 1500
x= 1800/90
total amount of A = 1800*30/90 => 600.
 Question 11 of 15
11. Question
1 pointsA man and a boy received 800 as wages for 5 days for the work they did together. The man’s efficiency in the work was thrice times that of the boy. What are the daily wages of the boy
CorrectExplanation – Man= 3 boy
Daily wages for them = 800/5 = 160
4 boy (1 man + 1 boy) = 160
4 boy = 160
Or boy = 40
IncorrectExplanation – Man= 3 boy
Daily wages for them = 800/5 = 160
4 boy (1 man + 1 boy) = 160
4 boy = 160
Or boy = 40
UnattemptedExplanation – Man= 3 boy
Daily wages for them = 800/5 = 160
4 boy (1 man + 1 boy) = 160
4 boy = 160
Or boy = 40
 Question 12 of 15
12. Question
1 pointsSuresh can copy 50 pages in 10 hours, Suresh and Prakash together can copy 300 pages in 40 hours. In how much time can Prakash copy 30 pages?
CorrectExplanation – Suresh+ Prakash copy pages in 1 hour = 300/40 => 7.5 pages
Suresh copied pages in 1 hour = 50/10 = 5 pages
Prakash copied pages in 1 hour = 7.55 = 2.5
thus, Prakash can copy 30 pages in 30/2.5 = 12 h.
IncorrectExplanation – Suresh+ Prakash copy pages in 1 hour = 300/40 => 7.5 pages
Suresh copied pages in 1 hour = 50/10 = 5 pages
Prakash copied pages in 1 hour = 7.55 = 2.5
thus, Prakash can copy 30 pages in 30/2.5 = 12 h.
UnattemptedExplanation – Suresh+ Prakash copy pages in 1 hour = 300/40 => 7.5 pages
Suresh copied pages in 1 hour = 50/10 = 5 pages
Prakash copied pages in 1 hour = 7.55 = 2.5
thus, Prakash can copy 30 pages in 30/2.5 = 12 h.
 Question 13 of 15
13. Question
1 pointsThere is provision of food in fort for 1200 soldiers for 60 days, after 15 days, 200 soldiers leave the fort. Remaining food will last fo how many days
CorrectExplanation – Work equivalence method
1200*45 = 1000*x
hence, x = 54 days
IncorrectExplanation – Work equivalence method
1200*45 = 1000*x
hence, x = 54 days
UnattemptedExplanation – Work equivalence method
1200*45 = 1000*x
hence, x = 54 days
 Question 14 of 15
14. Question
1 pointsIf 10 persons can do a job in 20 days, then 20 person with twice the efficiency can do the same job in
CorrectExplanation – By work equivalence method,
man*days*work = MAN*DAYS*WORK
10*20*1 = 20*2*x
hence, x = 5 days.
IncorrectExplanation – By work equivalence method,
man*days*work = MAN*DAYS*WORK
10*20*1 = 20*2*x
hence, x = 5 days.
UnattemptedExplanation – By work equivalence method,
man*days*work = MAN*DAYS*WORK
10*20*1 = 20*2*x
hence, x = 5 days.
 Question 15 of 15
15. Question
1 pointsIf m men can do a work in r days, then the no..of days taken by (m+n) men to do it is :
CorrectExplanation – M*D = m*d
mr = (m+n)*d
d = mr/(m+n)
IncorrectExplanation – M*D = m*d
mr = (m+n)*d
d = mr/(m+n)
UnattemptedExplanation – M*D = m*d
mr = (m+n)*d
d = mr/(m+n)