Speed, Time and Distance


  1. A man with
    3
    of his usual speed reaches
    5
    the destination 2
    1
    hours late.
    2
    Find his usual time to reach the destination.
    1. 4 hours
    2. 3 hours
    3. 3
      3
      hours
      4
    4. 4
      1
      hours
      2

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    3/5 of usual speed will take 5/3 of usual time.
    [∵  time & speed are inversely proportional]

    ∴ 
    5
    of usual time
    3

    = usual time +
    5
    2

    ⇒ 
    2
    of usual time =
    5
    ⇒ usual time
    32

    =
    5
    ×
    3
    =
    15
    = 3
    3
    hours.
    2244

    Second Method :
    Here, A = 3, B = 5, t = 2
    1
    2

    Usual time =
    A
    × time
    Diff. of A and B

    =
    3
    × 2
    1
    5 − 32

    =
    3
    ×
    5
    22

    =
    15
    = 3
    3
    hours
    44

    Correct Option: C

    3/5 of usual speed will take 5/3 of usual time.
    [∵  time & speed are inversely proportional]

    ∴ 
    5
    of usual time
    3

    = usual time +
    5
    2

    ⇒ 
    2
    of usual time =
    5
    ⇒ usual time
    32

    =
    5
    ×
    3
    =
    15
    = 3
    3
    hours.
    2244

    Second Method :
    Here, A = 3, B = 5, t = 2
    1
    2

    Usual time =
    A
    × time
    Diff. of A and B

    =
    3
    × 2
    1
    5 − 32

    =
    3
    ×
    5
    22

    =
    15
    = 3
    3
    hours
    44


  1. A train running at
    7
    its own speed reached a place
    11
    in 22 hours. How much time could be saved if the train would run at its own speed?
    1. 14 hours
    2. 7 hours
    3. 8 hours
    4. 16 hours

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Since the train runs at 7/11 of its own speed, the time it takes is 11/7 of its usual speed.
    Let the usual time taken be t hours.

    Then we can write,
    11
    t = 22
    7

    ∴ t =
    22 × 7
    = 14 hours
    11

    Hence, time saved
    = 22 – 14 = 8 hours

    Correct Option: C

    Since the train runs at 7/11 of its own speed, the time it takes is 11/7 of its usual speed.
    Let the usual time taken be t hours.

    Then we can write,
    11
    t = 22
    7

    ∴ t =
    22 × 7
    = 14 hours
    11

    Hence, time saved
    = 22 – 14 = 8 hours



  1. Two trains start at the same time from Aligarh and Delhi and proceed towards each other at the rate of 14 km and 21 km per hour respectively. When they meet, it is found that one train has travelled 70 km more than the other. The distance between two stations is
    1. 350 km
    2. 210 km
    3. 300 km
    4. 140 km

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Let the trains meet each other after t hours.
    Distance = Speed × Time
    According to the question,
    21t – 14t = 70

    ⇒  7t = 70 ⇒ t =
    70
    = 10 hours
    7

    ∴  Required distance
    = 21t + 14t = 35t
    = 35 × 10 = 350 km.
    Second Method :
    Here, a = 21, b = 14, d = 70
    Required distance =
    a + b
    × d
    a − b

    =
    21 + 14
    × 70
    21 − 14

    =
    35
    × 70 = 350 km.
    7

    Correct Option: A

    Let the trains meet each other after t hours.
    Distance = Speed × Time
    According to the question,
    21t – 14t = 70

    ⇒  7t = 70 ⇒ t =
    70
    = 10 hours
    7

    ∴  Required distance
    = 21t + 14t = 35t
    = 35 × 10 = 350 km.
    Second Method :
    Here, a = 21, b = 14, d = 70
    Required distance =
    a + b
    × d
    a − b

    =
    21 + 14
    × 70
    21 − 14

    =
    35
    × 70 = 350 km.
    7


  1. Two trains of lengths 150m and 180m respectively are running in opposite directions on parallel tracks. If their speeds be 50 km/hr and 58 km/hr respectively, in what time will they cross each other?
    1. 22 seconds
    2. 15 seconds
    3. 30 seconds
    4. 11 seconds

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Relative speed = (50 + 58) kmph

    = 108 ×
    5
    m/sec.
    18

    = 30 m/sec
    ∴  Required time =
    Total length of trains
    Relative Speed

    =
    150 + 180
    seconds
    30

    =
    330
    seconds
    30

    = 11 seconds

    Correct Option: D

    Relative speed = (50 + 58) kmph

    = 108 ×
    5
    m/sec.
    18

    = 30 m/sec
    ∴  Required time =
    Total length of trains
    Relative Speed

    =
    150 + 180
    seconds
    30

    =
    330
    seconds
    30

    = 11 seconds



  1. Two trains start at the same time from A and B and proceed toward each other at the speed of 75 km/hr and 50 km/hr respectively. When both meet at a point in between, one train was found to have travelled 175 km more than the other. Find the distance between A and B.
    1. 875 km.
    2. 785 km.
    3. 758 km.
    4. 857 km.

  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Let the trains meet after t hours.
    Distance = Speed × Time
    According to the question,
    75t – 50t = 175
    ⇒  25t = 175

    ⇒ t =
    175
    = 7 hours
    25

    ∴  Distance between A and B
    = 75t + 50t = 125t
    = 125 × 7 = 875 km.
    Second Method :
    Here, a = 75, b = 50, d = 175
    Required distance =
    a + b
    × d
    a − b

    =
    75 + 50
    × 175
    75 − 50

    =
    125
    × 175
    25

    = 125 × 7 = 875 km

    Correct Option: A

    Let the trains meet after t hours.
    Distance = Speed × Time
    According to the question,
    75t – 50t = 175
    ⇒  25t = 175

    ⇒ t =
    175
    = 7 hours
    25

    ∴  Distance between A and B
    = 75t + 50t = 125t
    = 125 × 7 = 875 km.
    Second Method :
    Here, a = 75, b = 50, d = 175
    Required distance =
    a + b
    × d
    a − b

    =
    75 + 50
    × 175
    75 − 50

    =
    125
    × 175
    25

    = 125 × 7 = 875 km