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Time & Distance

1. Speed, Time and Distance: Distance Speed = , Time = Time 2. km/hr to m/sec conversion: 5 x km/hr = x x m/sec. 18 3. m/sec to km/hr conversion: 18 x m/sec xx km/hr. = 5

Distance Speed

, Distance = (Speed x Time).

4. If the ratio of the speeds of A and B is a : b, then the ratio of the
the times taken by then to cover the same distance is 1

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1 : or b : a. a b Suppose a man covers a certain distance at x km/hr and an equal distance at ykm/hr. Then, 2xy the average speed during the whole journey is x+ y km/hr.

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A person crosses a 600 m long street in 5 minutes. What is his speed in km per hour? A. 3.6 B. 7.2

he would have walked 20 km more.C. hours. 8. 56 km . To cover the same distance in 1 A. If a person walks at 14 km/hr instead of 10 km/hr. 10 Answer & Explanation Answer: Option B Explanation: 600 5 x 60 m/sec. Speed = = 2 m/sec. 50 km B. it must travel at a speed of: B. An aeroplane covers a certain distance at a speed of 240 kmph in 5 hours. C. 360 kmph 720 kmph 300 kmph 600 kmph Answer & Explanation Answer: Option D Explanation: Distance = (240 x 5) = 1200 km. 2. The actual distance travelled by him is: A. [We can write 1 3 5 km/hr hours as 5/3 hours] Required speed = 3. 1200 x = 720 km/hr.2 km/hr. D.4 D. Converting m/sec to km/hr (see important formulas section) 18 5 = 2x km/hr = 7. Speed = Distance/Time Speed = 1200/(5/3) km/hr.

Both start from point A at the same time and reach point B 75 kms away from A at the same time. 110 kmph 130 kmph Answer & Explanation Answer: Option C Explanation: Let speed of the car be x kmph. however. Then. the train lost about 12. 80 km Answer & Explanation Answer: Option A Explanation: Let the actual distance travelled be x km. 4.(3/2) = x 50 x = 5 24 125 10 x 60 75 x . D. Then. A train can travel 50% faster than a car. . On the way. C.5 minutes while stopping at the stations. 100 kmph 120 kmph B. speed of the train = 150 100 x = 3 x 2 kmph. 75 75 x .C. 70 km D. The speed of the car is: A. x 10 = x + 20 14 14x = 10x + 200 4x = 200 x = 50 km.

it is 45 kmph. an aircraft was slowed down due to bad weather. D. C. Excluding stoppages. C. 9 54 Time taken to cover 9 km = x 60 min = 10 min. D. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour? A. 5. 9 12 B. it covers 9 km less. 1 hour 3 hours B. Then.x= 25 x24 5 = 120 kmph. the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages. The duration of the flight is: A. x 600 x = 200 x + (1/2) 1200 2x + = 200 1 600 600 x(2x + 1) = 3 . 10 20 Answer & Explanation Answer: Option B Explanation: Due to stoppages. Its average speed for the trip was reduced by 200 km/hr and the time of flight increased by 30 minutes. 6. 2 hours 4 hours Answer & Explanation Answer: Option A Explanation: Let the duration of the flight be x hours. In a flight of 600 km.

400 4 Then.1) = 0 x = 1 hr. 220 km 230 km B. 75 km/hr 87.5 . A man complete a journey in 10 hours. D. [neglecting the -ve value of x] 7. Find the total journey in km. = 224 km. 70 km/hr 84 km/hr B. 224 km 234 km Answer & Explanation Answer: Option B Explanation: (1/2) (1/2) x x + = 10 21 24 x x + = 20 21 24 15x = 168 x 20 168 x 20 15 x= 8.2x2 + x . D. 8x = x= 100 = 100 = 12. The ratio between the speeds of two trains is 7 : 8. He travels first half of the journey at the rate of 21 km/hr and second half at the rate of 24 km/hr. A.5 km/hr Answer & Explanation Answer: Option D Explanation: Let the speed of two trains be 7x and 8x km/hr.3 = 0 (2x + 3)(x . C. then the speed of the first train is: A. If the second train runs 400 kms in 4 hours. C.

. km/hr 64 + 80 2 9 hrs .8 Speed of first train = (7 x 12.11 km/hr.11 km/hr B. 5 7 xx = 42 75 42 x 7 x 75 5 x 126 126 x= = 35 km/hr. 9. D. 25 km/hr 35 km/hr Answer & Explanation Answer: Option D Explanation: 51 126 hrs Time taken = 1 hr 40 min 48 sec = 1 hr 4 min = 1 hrs = 40 . 320 x = 71.5 km/hr. A. 35. 5 75 75 Let the actual speed be x km/hr. The average speed for the first 320 km of the tour is: A. Then. C.55 km/hr 71. C. D.5) km/hr = 87. Find the actual speed of the car. Average speed = 10. 36 km/hr 71 km/hr Answer & Explanation Answer: Option C Explanation: 160 Total time taken = 160 9 2 hrs = . 6 17 km/hr 7 30 km/hr B. A man on tour travels first 160 km at 64 km/hr and the next 160 km at 80 km/hr. A car travelling with of its actual speed covers 42 km in 1 hr 40 min 48 sec.

11. Then. C. x . C.? A. 5 kmph 6.5 kmph Answer & Explanation Answer: Option A Explanation: Let Abhay's speed be x km/hr.2x = 60 . he will reach there at 12 noon if he travels at 15 kmph. then he would take 1 hour less than Sameer. If Abhay doubles his speed. 6 kmph 7. 30 30 Then. In covering a distance of 30 km.2 = 3 x 6x = 30 x = 5 km/hr. 12. Abhay's speed is: A. 11 kmph 14 kmph Answer & Explanation Answer: Option C Explanation: Let the distance travelled by x km.25 kmph B. if he travels at 10 kmph. At what speed must he travel to reach A at 1 P.x = 2 10 15 3x . x . D. Abhay takes 2 hours more than Sameer. Robert is travelling on his cycle and has calculated to reach point A at 2 P.M. D. 8 kmph 12 kmph B.M.

The ratio of the speed of the train to that of the cars is: A. D.M. C.. It takes eight hours for a 600 km journey. 3:2 4:3 Required speed = Answer & Explanation Answer: Option C Explanation: Let the speed of the train be x km/hr and that of the car be y km/hr. Then. 60 5 = 12 kmph. He travelled partly on foot @ 4 km/hr and partly on bicycle @ 9 km/hr. A farmer travelled a distance of 61 km in 9 hours. D.M.. Ratio of speeds = 60 : 80 = 3 : 4. 14. at 8 A. It takes 20 minutes more.. we get: x = 60 and y = 80..(i) . i. 2:3 3:4 B. Robert started 6 hours before 2 P. 120 x 200 x + + 480 y 400 y =8 = 25 3 1 x 1 x + + 4 y 2 y = = 1 15 1 24 ..x = 60 km. if 200 km is done by train and the rest by car.e.(ii) Solving (i) and (ii). 14 km 16 km B. The distance travelled on foot is: A. 15 km 17 km Answer & Explanation Answer: Option C Explanation: Let the distance travelled on foot be x km. Time taken to travel 60 km at 10 km/hr = 60 10 hrs = 6 hrs. if 120 km is done by train and the rest by car. And. . C. So.. 13. kmph..

. (61 -x) 9 So.Then.. 15. we get: x = 40. he would have taken 40 minutes less. The distance (in km) is: A.(i) y(y .. Had he moved 3 kmph faster. x + 4 =9 9x + 4(61 -x) = 9 x 36 5x = 80 x = 16 km. 35 1 37 2 B. Answer & Explanation Answer: Option D Explanation: Let distance = x km and usual rate = y kmph. A man covered a certain distance at some speed. D. If he had moved 2 kmph slower. Then. x y x x = 40 2y(y + 3) = 9x . 2 36 3 40 C....(ii) y+3 60 x 40 And..2) = 3x . distance travelled on bicycle = (61 -x) km. = y -2 y 60 On dividing (i) by (ii). he would have taken 40 minutes more.