Time and Work - Aptitude Questions and Answers

Time and Work Questions and Answers

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1. Amish is 5 times as efficient as Brijesh. Amish can finish the work 60 days earlier than Brijesh. If they work individually, how many days would they take to finish the work?

a. Amish = 10 days; Brijesh = 50 days
b. Amish = 15 days; Brijesh = 75 days
c. Amish = 20 days; Brijesh = 80 days
d. Amish = 20 days; Brijesh = 100 days

Answer: b. Amish = 15 days; Brijesh = 75 days

Explanation:

Speed of Work / Efficiency ∝1
Time needed
So more the efficiency, less time is needed to do the task.


Let us denote Amish by 'A' and Brijesh by 'B'
Hence, if A is 5 times faster than B, then B needs 5 times more time than A.
Let A need 'n' days to complete the work.
So B will need 5n days.
Also, 5n – n = 60 ------------------- Given
∴ n = 15 days = Days needed by A to complete work individually
Days needed by B to complete work individually = 5n = 5 x 15 = 75 days


2. Recollecting the progress of an assignment, a group of 24 men said that they finished a project together in 10 days. Find the number of days required to complete the same work if 30 men had worked on the same project.

a. 3 days
b. 6 days
c. 7.5 days
d. 8 days

Answer: d. 8 days

Explanation:

24 men complete work in 10 days.  

∴ In 1 day work done by 24 men =1
10
In 1 day work done by 30 men = ?
∴ ? x 24 =1x 30
10
∴ ? =1= Amount of work done by 30 men in one day
8

Tip:
If A completes work in 'n' days, in 1 day he completes 1 amount of work.
n
Conversely, if A completes1amount of work in 1 day, he completes entire work in 'n' days.
n


Thus in this case,
30 men complete entire work in 8 days.


3. Working individually, A would finish a project in 3 days. B takes double the time as taken by A, C takes one more day in addition to the time taken by B. If all three of them decide to work together on the project, how much time would they take to finish it?

a.15Days
16
b.11Days
10
c.14Days
9
d.16Days
7

Answer: c.14Days
9

Explanation:
A can do the work in 3 days. So in 1 day A does1amount of work
3
B takes double the time as A. So, B can do the work in 6 days. So, in 1 day B does1amount of work
6
C takes one more day in addition to the time taken by B. So, C can do the work in 7 days.
So, in 1 day C does1amount of work
7
When they work together, in 1 day they complete how much work?
In one day - A, B and C together complete =1+1+1=9amount of work
36714

Tip:
If A completes1amount of work in 1 day, he completes entire work in 'n' days.
n


A, B and C together complete the entire work in14days.
9


4. Working on an assignment together, Pam and Ken can finish it in12 days. Ken and Ron need 4 days more than Pam and Ken to finish the assignment while Ron and Pam together would take 3 weeks and 3 days to finish the same assignment. If all of them are allowed to work together on the assignment, how much time would they take to finish the assignment?

a. 93days
4
b. 10 days
c. 102days
3
d. 111days
4

Answer: c. 102days
3

Explanation:

Let us denote Pam by 'P', Ken by 'K' and Ron by 'R'
P + K can do the work in 12 days. So, in 1 day they do1amount of work
12
K + R take four days more than P + K. So, they do the work in 16 days. So, in 1 day they do1amount of work
16
R + P can do the work in 3 week and 3 days, which is 24 days. So, in 1 day they do1amount of work
24
Adding these, (P+K)+(K+R)+(R+P) =1+1+1=3
12162416
∴ 2(P+K+R) =3
16
P+K+R =3/16=3= Work done in 1 day by P, K and R together
232

Tip:
If A completes1amount of work in 1 day, he completes entire work in 'n' days.
n


P, K and R together complete the entire work in32days. = 102days
33


5. Working alone Pramod takes complete April to build a pavement. His friend Kishan is 25% faster than him at the same work. Working alone, how many days will Kishan take to build the same pavement?

a. 20 days
b. 24 days
c. 22.5 days
d. 37.5 days

Answer: b. 24 days

Explanation:

April has 30 days. So Pramod takes 30 days to build the pavement.
Kishan is 25% faster than Pramod

25% =25= 0.25
100
This means, if Pramod is 1, then Kishan is (1+0.25) = 1.25
Pramod takes 30 days to do the work.
Kishan will take =30= 24 days to get the work done
1.25