Speed, Time and Distance


The distance from A to B is 60 km. Partha and Narayan start from A at the same time and move towards B. Partha takes four hours more than Narayan to reach B. Moreover, Partha reaches the mid-point of A and B two hours before Narayan reaches B. The speed of Partha, in km per hour, is

  1. 4
  2. 6
  3. 5
  4. 3
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Train T leaves station X for station Y at 3 pm. Train S, traveling at three quarters of the speed of T, leaves Y for X at 4 pm. The two trains pass each other at a station Z, where the distance between X and Z is three-fifths of that between X and Y. How many hours does train T take for its journey from X to Y?

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Point P lies between points A and B such that the length of BP is thrice that of AP. Car 1 starts from A and moves towards B. Simultaneously, car 2 starts from B and moves towards A. Car 2 reaches P one hour after car 1 reaches P. If the speed of car 2 is half that of car 1, then the time, in minutes, taken by car 1 in reaching P from A is

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A train 280 m long is moving at a speed of 60 kmph. What is the time taken by the train to cross a platform 220 m long?

  1. 45 s
  2. 40 s
  3. 35 s
  4. 30 s
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A and B walk from X to Y, a distance of 27 km at 5 kmph and 7 kmph respectively. B reaches Y and immediately turns back meeting A at Z. What is the distance from X to Z?

  1. 24 km
  2. 25 km
  3. 20 km
  4. 22.5 km
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A man can walk up a moving 'up' escalator in 30 s. The same man can walk down this moving 'up' escalator in 90 s. Assume that his walking speed is same upwards and downwards. How much time will he take to walk up the escalator, when it is not moving?

  1. 30 s
  2. 45 s
  3. 60 s
  4. 90 s
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A man travels from A to B at a speed x km/hr. He then rests at B for x hours. He then travels from B to C at a speed 2x km/hr and rests for 2x hours. He moves further to D at a speed twice as that between B and C. He thus reaches D in 16 hr. If distances A-B, B-C and C-D are all equal to 12 km, the time for which he rested at B could be

  1. 2 hr
  2. 3 hr
  3. 4 hr
  4. 6 hr
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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 about 12.5 minutes while stopping at the stations. The speed of the car is:

  1. 100 kmph
  2. 110 kmph
  3. 120 kmph
  4. 130 kmph
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In a watch, the minute hand crosses the hour hand for the third time exactly after every 3 hr 18 min and 15 s of watch time. What is the time gained or lost by this watch in one day?

  1. 13 min 50 s lost
  2. 14 min 40 s gained
  3. 14 min 10 s lost
  4. 13 min 20 s gained
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Two boats, traveling at 5 and 10 kms per hour, head directly towards each other. They begin at a distance of 20 kms from each other. How far apart are they (in kms) one minute before they collide?

  1. 1/6
  2. 1/4
  3. 1/3
  4. 1/12
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If a man cycles at 10 km/hr, then he arrives at a certain place at 1 PM. If he cycles at 15 km/hr, he will arrive at the same place at 11 AM. At what speed must he cycle to get there at noon?

  1. 11 km/hr
  2. 12 km/hr
  3. 13 km/hr
  4. 14 km/hr
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In a flight of 600 km, an aircraft was slowed down due to bad weather. Its average speed for the trip was reduced by 200 km/hr and the time of flight increased by 30 minutes. The duration of the flight is:

  1. 1 hour
  2. 2 hours
  3. 3 hours
  4. 4 hours
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It takes eight hours for a 600 km journey, if 120 km is done by train and the rest by car. It takes 20 minutes more, if 200 km is done by train and the rest by car. The ratio of the speed of the train to that of the cars is:

  1. 2 : 3
  2. 3 : 4
  3. 4 : 3
  4. 3 : 2
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It takes the pendulum of a clock 7 seconds to strike 4 o'clock. How much time will it take to strike 11 o'clock?

  1. 18 seconds
  2. 19.25 seconds
  3. 20 seconds
  4. 23.33 seconds
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Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45 kmph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour?

  1. 9
  2. 10
  3. 12
  4. 20
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An express train travelling at 80 km/hr overtakes a goods train, twice as long and going at 40 km/hr on a parallel track, in 54 s. How long will the express train take to cross a platform of 400 m long?

  1. 18 s
  2. 27 s
  3. 36 s
  4. 45 s
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A chartered bus carrying office employees travels everyday in two shifts - morning and evening. In the evening, the bus travels at an average speed which is 50% greater than the morning average speed; but takes 50% more time than the amount of time it takes in the morning. The average speed of the chartered bus for the entire journey is greater/less than its average speed in the morning by

  1. 18% less
  2. 30% greater
  3. 37.5% greater
  4. 50% less
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A boat which has a speed of 5 km/hr in still water crosses a river of width 1 km along the shortest possible path in 15 minutes. The velocity of the river water in km/hr is?

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Arup and Swarup leave point A at 8 AM to point B. To reach B, they have to walk the first 2 km, then travel 4 km by boat and complete the final 20 km by car. Arup and Swarup walk at a constant speed of 4 km/hr and 5 km/hr respectively. Each rows his boat for 30 minutes. Arup drives his car at a constant speed of 50 km/hr while Swarup drives at 40 km/hr. If no time is wasted in transit, when will they meet again?

  1. At 9.15 AM
  2. At 9.18 AM
  3. At 9.21 AM
  4. At 9.24 AM
  5. At 9.30 AM
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Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove half way along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour and then took a bypass road which increased his driving distance by 5 miles, but allowed him to drive at 50 miles per hour along this bypass road. If his return journey took 30 minutes more than his onward journey, then the total distance traveled by him is

  1. 55 miles
  2. 60 miles
  3. 65 miles
  4. 70 miles
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A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike. They meet at 3:40 pm at a point which is 168 km away from A. What is the distance, in km, between A and B?

  1. 364
  2. 378
  3. 380
  4. 388
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