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1. 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
C. 8.4
D. 10
Answer: Option B
Explanation:
Speed = 

600 
m/sec. 
5 x 60 
= 2 m/sec.
Converting m/sec to km/hr
= 

2 x 
18 

km/hr 
5 
= 7.2 km/hr.
2 An aeroplane covers a certain distance at a speed of 240 kmph in 5 hours. To cover the same distance in 1 hours, it must travel at a speed of:
A. 300 kmph
B. 360 kmph
C. 600 kmph
D. 720 kmph
Answer: Option D
Explanation:
Distance = (240 x 5) = 1200 km.
Speed = Distance/Time
Speed = 1200/(5/3) km/hr. [We can write 1 hours as 5/3 hours]
Required speed = 

1200 x 
3 
km/hr 
= 720 km/hr. 
3 If a person walks at 14 km/hr instead of 10 km/hr, he would have walked 20 km more. The actual distance travelled by him is:
A. 50 km
B. 56 km
C. 70 km
D. 80 km
Answer: Option A
Explanation:
Let the actual distance travelled be x km.
Then, 
x 
= 
x + 20 
10 
14 
14x = 10x + 200
4x = 200
x = 50 km.
4
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:
A. 100 kmph
B. 110 kmph
C. 120 kmph
D. 130 kmph
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
Let speed of the car be x kmph.
Then, speed of the train = 
150 
x 
= 

3 
x 
kmph. 
100 
2 

75 
 
75 
= 
125 
x 
(3/2)x 
10 x 60 

75 
 
50 
= 
5 
x 
x 
24 
x = 

25 x24 

= 120 kmph. 
5 
5
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?
A. 9
B. 10
C. 12
D. 20
Answer: Option B
Explanation:
Due to stoppages, it covers 9 km less.
Time taken to cover 9 km = 

9 
x 60 
min 
= 10 min. 
54 
6 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:
A. 1 hour
B. 2 hours
C. 3 hours
D. 4 hours
Answer: Option A
Explanation:
Let the duration of the flight be x hours.
Then, 
600 
 
600 
= 200 
x 
x + (1/2) 

600 
 
1200 
= 200 
x 
2x + 1 
x(2x + 1) = 3
2x^{2} + x  3 = 0
(2x + 3)(x  1) = 0
x = 1 hr. [neglecting the ve value of x]
7 A man complete a journey in 10 hours. He travels first half of the journey at the rate of 21 km/hr and second half at the rate of 24 km/hr. Find the total journey in km.
A. 220 km
B. 224 km
C. 230 km
D. 234 km
Answer: Option B
Explanation:
(1/2)x 
+ 
(1/2)x 
= 10 
21 
24 

x 
+ 
x 
= 20 
21 
24 
15x = 168 x 20
x = 

168 x 20 

= 224 km. 
15 
`8 The ratio between the speeds of two trains is 7 : 8. If the second train runs 400 km in 4 hours, then the speed of the first train is:
A. 70 km/hr
B. 75 km/hr
C. 84 km/hr
D. 87.5 km/hr
Answer: Option D
Explanation:
Let the speed of two trains be 7x and 8x km/hr.
Then, 8x = 

400 

= 100 
4 
x = 

100 

= 12.5 
8 
Speed of first train = (7 x 12.5) km/hr = 87.5 km/hr.
9.A man on tour travels first 160 km at 64 km/hr and the next 160 km at 80 km/hr. The average speed for the first 320 km of the tour is:
A. 35.55 km/hr
B. 36 km/hr
C. 71.11 km/hr
D. 71 km/hr
Answer: Option C
Explanation:
Total time taken = 

160 
+ 
160 
hrs. 
= 
9 
hrs. 
64 
80 
2 
Average speed = 

320 x 
2 
km/hr 
= 71.11 km/hr. 
9 
10 A car travelling with of its actual speed covers 42 km in 1 hr 40 min 48 sec. Find the actual speed of the car.
A. 17 (6/7) km/hr
B. 25 km/hr
C. 30 km/hr
D. 35 km/hr
Answer: Option D
Explanation:
Time taken = 1 hr 40 min 48 sec = 1 hr 40 
4 
min = 1 
51 
hrs = 
126 
hrs. 
5 
75 
75 
Let the actual speed be x km/hr.
Then, 
5 
x x 
126 
= 42 
7 
75 
x = 

42 x 7 x 75 

= 35 km/hr. 
5 x 126 