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[Aptitude] TnW: How long did the Work last?


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Question from a reader: X and Y can do a piece of work in 20 days and 12 days respectively. X started the work alone and then after 4 days Y joined him till the completion of the work. How long did the work last?

X Speed Time distance 20

12

LCM (20,12)=60 Total distance = 60 Update

X Speed Time distance 20 60

12 60

Apply STD formula in each column and you get speed of X and Y X Speed Time 3 20 Y 5 12
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distance

60

60

Give n: X started the work alone and then after 4 days Y joined him till the completion of the work Means X worked for four days alone.

X Speed Time distance 3 20 60

Y 5 12 60

X started 3 4 34=12

In 4 days, he covered 12 kms. So remaining work = 60 minus 12 =48. Which was completed by X+Y X Speed Time distance 3 20 60 Y 5 12 60 X started 3 4 34=12 X+Y 3+5=8 ?? 48

Run std on last column


Speed x time = dist 8 x time = 48 Time =48/ 8 =6 days Final table looks like this

X Speed 3

Y 5

X started 3

X+Y finished 3+5=8


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Time distance

20 60

12 60

4 34=12

6 48

Question: How long did the work last?


X started and X+Y finished. Look at the time cells of their respective columns. (i.e. last column and second last column) Total time= 4 + 6=10 days. Final Answ e r : work lasted for 10 days.

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