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3 Marks

At his usual rowing rate, Rahul can travel 12 miles downstream in a certain river in six hours less than it takes him to travel the same distance upstream. But if he could double his usual rowing rate for this 24 miles round trip, the downstream 12 miles would then take only one hour less than the upstream 12 miles. What is the speed of the current in miles per hour? [CAT 2001] 1) 2) 3) 4)

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3 Marks

Shyama and Vyom walk up an escalator (moving stairway). The escalator moves at a constant speed. Shyama takes three steps for every two of Vyom's steps. Shyama gets to the top of the escalator after having taken 25 steps. While Vyom (because his slower pace lets the escalator do a little more of the work) takes only 20 steps to reach the top. If the escalator were turned off, how many steps would they have to take to walk up? [CAT 2001] 1) 2) 3) 4) 40 50 60 80

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3 Marks

A train X departs from station A at 11.00 a.m. for station B, which is 180 km away. Another train Y departs from station B at 11.00 a.m. for station A. Train X travels at an average speed of 70 km/hr and does not stop anywhere until it arrives at station B. Train Y travels at an average speed

of 50 km/hr, but has to stop for 15 minutes at station C, which is 60 km away from station B enroute to station A. Ignoring the lengths of the trains, what is the distance, to the nearest km, from station A to point where the trains cross other? [CAT 2001] 1) 2) 3) 4) 112 118 120 None of these

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3 Marks

Three runners A, B and C run a race, with runner A finishing 12 metres ahead of runner B and 18 metres ahead of runner C, while runner B finishes 8 metres ahead of runner C. Each runner travels the entire distance at a constant speed. What was the length of the race? [CAT 2001] 1) 2) 3) 4) 36 metres 48 metres 60 metres 72 metres

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Group Question Answer the following questions based on the information given below. Common Data 5.
3 Marks

Manasa makes the 200 km trip from Mumbai to Pune at a steady speed of 60 km/hour. What is the amount of petrol consumed for the journey? 1) 2) 3) 4) 12.5 litres 13.33 litres 16 litres 19.75 litres

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3 Marks

Manasa would like to minimize the fuel consumption for the trip by driving at the appropriate speed. How should she change the speed? 1) 2) 3) 4) Increase the speed Decrease the speed Maintain the speed at 60 km/hour Cannot be determined

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3 Marks

Only a single rail track exists between station A and B on a railway line. One hour after the north bound superfast train N leaves station A for station B, a south passenger train S reaches station A from station B. The speed of the superfast train is twice that of a normal express train E, while the speed of a passenger train S is half that of E. On a particular day N leaves for station B from station A, 20 minutes behind the normal schedule. In order to maintain the schedule both N and S increased their speed. If the superfast train doubles its speed, what should be the ratio (approximately) of the speed of passenger train to that of the superfast train so that passenger train S reaches exactly at the scheduled time at the station A on that day? [CAT 2002] 1) 2) 3) 4) 1:3 1:4 1:5 1:6

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3 Marks

On a 20 km tunnel connecting two cities A and B there are three gutters. The distance between gutter 1 and 2 is half the distance between gutter 2 and 3. The distance from city A to its nearest gutter, gutter 1 is equal to the distance of city B from gutter 3. On a particular day the hospital in city A receives information that an accident has happened at the third gutter. The victim can be saved only if an operation is started within 40 minutes. An ambulance started from city A at 30 km/hr and crossed the first gutter after 5 minutes. If the driver had doubled the speed after that, what is the maximum amount of time the doctor would get to attend the patient at the hospital? Assume 1 minute is elapsed for taking the patient into and out of the ambulance.

[CAT 2002] 1) 4 minutes 2) 3) 4) 2.5 minutes 1.5 minutes Patient died before reaching the hospital

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3 Marks

There is a tunnel connecting city A and B. There is a CAT which is standing at 3/8 the length of the tunnel from A. It listens a whistle of the train and starts running towards the entrance where, the train and the CAT meet. In another case, the CAT started running towards the exit and the train again met the CAT at the exit. What is the ratio of their speeds? [CAT 2002] 1) 2) 3) 4) 4:1 1:2 8:1 None of these

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3 Marks

In a 4000 meter race around a circular stadium having a circumference of 1000 meters, the fastest runner and the slowest runner reach the same point at the end of the 5th minute, for the first time after the start of the race. All the runners have the same starting point and each runner maintains a uniform speed throughout the race. If the fastest runner runs at twice the speed of the slowest runner, what is the time taken by the fastest runner to finish the race? [CAT 2003 Leaked Test] 1) 2) 3) 4) 20 min 15 min 10 min 5 min

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3 Marks

Karan and Arjun run a 100 metre race, where Karan beats Arjun by 10 metres. To do a favour to Arjun, Karan starts 10 metres behind the starting line in a second 100 metre race. They both run at their earlier speeds.

line in a second 100 metre race. They both run at their earlier speeds. Which of the following is true in connection with the second race? [CAT 2004] 1) 2) 3) 4) Karan and Arjun reach the finishing line simultaneously. Arjun beats Karan by 1 metre. Arjun beats Karan by 11 metres. Karan beats Arjun by 1 metre.

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3 Marks

If a man cycles at 10 km/hr, then he arrives at a certain place at 1 p.m. If he cycles at 15 km/hr, he will arrive at the same place at 11 a.m. At what speed must he cycle to get there at noon? [CAT 2004] 1) 2) 3) 4) 11 km/hr 12 km/hr 13 km/hr 14 km/hr

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3 Marks

Two boats, travelling at 5 and 10 kms per hour, head directly towards each other. They begin at a distance of 20 kms from each other. How far apart are they (in kms) one minute before they collide? [CAT 2004] 1) 2) 3) 4)

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3 Marks

A sprinter starts running on a circular path of radius r metres. Her average speed (in metres/minute) is r during the first 30 seconds, r/2 during next

speed (in metres/minute) is r during the first 30 seconds, r/2 during next one minute, r/4 during next 2 minutes, r/8 during next 4 minutes, and so on. What is the ratio of the time taken for the nth round to that for the previous round? [CAT 2004] 1) 2) 3) 4) 4 8 16 32

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Group Question Answer the following questions based on the information given below. Common Data 15.
3 Marks

At what time do Ram and Shyam first meet each other? 1) 2) 3) 4) 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

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3 Marks

At what time does Shyam overtake Ram? 1) 2) 3) 4) 10:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 10:50 a.m..

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3 Marks

Arun, Barun and Kiranmala start from the same place and travel in the same direction at speeds of 30 km/hr, 40 km/hr and 60 km/hr respectively. Barun starts two hours after Arun. If Barun and Kiranmala overtake Arun at the same instant, how many hours after Arun did Kiranmala start? [CAT 2006]

1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

3 3.5 4 4.5 5

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Group Question Answer the following questions based on the information given below. Common Data 18.
3 Marks

What is the time difference between A and B? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 1 hour and 30 minutes 2 hours 2 hours and 30 minutes 1 hour Cannot be determined

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3 Marks

What is the planes cruising speed in km per hour? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 700 550 600 500 Cannot be determined

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3 Marks

Rahim plans to drive from city A to station C, at the speed of 70 km per hour, to catch a train arriving there from B. He must reach C at least 15 minutes before the arrival of the train. The train leaves B, located 500 km south of A, at 8:00 am and travels at a speed of 50 km per hour. It is known that C is located between west and northwest of B, with BC at 60 to AB. Also, C is located between south and southwest of A with AC at 30 to AB. The latest time by which Rahim must leave A and still catch the

## train is closest to [CAT 2008] 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6:15 am 6:30 am 6:45 am 7:00 am 7:15 am

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3 Marks

Two straight roads R1 and R2 diverge from a point A at an angle of 120. Ram starts walking from point A along R1 at a uniform speed of 3 km/hr. Shyam starts walking at the same time from A along R2 at a uniform speed of 2 km/hr. They continue walking for 4 hours along their respective roads and reach points B and C on R1 and R2, respectively. There is a straight line path connecting B and C. Then Ram returns to point A after walking along the line segments BC and CA. Shyam also returns to A after walking along line segments CB and BA. Their speeds remain unchanged. The time interval (in hours) between Rams and Shyams return to the point A is: [CAT 2003 Re-Test] 1) 2) 3) 4)

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