# Singles – 3

## 21 thoughts on “Singles – 3”

1. ashish |

Distance from Q to B ?? 162 ??

2. 162 it is, Ashish. ðŸ™‚

regards
J

3. Girish |

yup 162… 72 *(37/12) – 60

4. Geeta |

Sir, could you explain how you calculated the distance from Q to B please?

• Note that from Q to B the train is losing 27 min by going at 5/6th of speed. So normal time is 135 and new time 162. So 135 min at normal speed of 72 (or 162 min at new speed of 60) gives 162 km.

regards
J

5. Harsh Vardhan |

Sir,
In the first case it was travelling 5/6 of the speed so time will be 6 / 5 of the time, also 10 min more in the first case. So 60 min should be the time for the first case for 60 km . Why have you considered 50 min ?

6. Harsh, if speed was more in the first case, time will be more in the second case, right? Inverse proportion!

regards
J

7. Harsh Vardhan |

Thanks sir, got it. Please post some questions on topics like
A beats B by 20 min in 100 m race. How much start should A give to C in a 100m race so that both of them reach winning post at the same time?

8. Harsh Vardhan |

Also some questions on Circular tracks, ðŸ™‚ Thanks

9. seema |

sir, I understood the way we got 60 and 72kmph but, in this problem, normal speed of the car should be ‘s’ and not ‘5s/6’ right? so ‘s’ came out to be 72 from second case, so normal speed should be 72 and not 60, isn’t it?

• Yes, hence the answer choice is (3)

regards
J

10. seema |

sir this normal time 135 min, where did it come from? we dont know the distance QB, so I am unable to figure out

11. seema |

but time taken is 6/5x if x is T here.. or if x=time and 5/6 is speed then speed * time = distance and not the time (27 in the equation)

12. seema |

we would have done 6/5T – T = 27, then T= 135

• Ok,..normal speed is the faster speed, the other is the slower speed. I leave it to you to figure out which takes more time. If you want to insist the slower speed also takes a smaller time then I can’t help you.

regards
J

13. seema |

i didn’t say slower speed is taking less time, when I say 6/5T – T = 27, that means T here is normal time which came out to be 135 min, and we took 27 min more for slower speed which gives me 162min.. whats wrong in it?

• I am not getting how what you are saying is different in any way from the answer I have given? I am also saying normal speed is the faster and hence normal time is less i.e. 135. The only difference is which value you have taken as x and which one I have taken as x.

If we are told my age is ten less than your age and I solve it by taking my age as x and yours as x + 10, and you solve it by taking yours as x and mine as x – 10, the two ages we get will be the same in both cases. But the value of x will obviously not be because we took different things as x.

regards
J

14. RISHANK |

in 10 min —-60km
in 27 min —–162km ANS.

15. TheMenonguy |

Sir is this how you did it for the distance from Q to B?

Speed 5:6
Time 6:5

A gap of 1~27, so it would be 27*6=162 and 5*27= 135

• Yes but can do it more quickly as well just by noting that in 60 km, 10 min is saved. Another 27 has to be saved. Think about it.

regards
J