22. P and Q need 8 days to complete a work. Q and R need 12 days to complete the same work. But P, Q and R together can finish it in 6 days. How man D. 4 days will be needed if P and R together do it?

p + q = 1/8 ---(1)

A. 3 B. 8 C. 12 D.14

**Answer : Option B**

Explanation : Let work done by P in 1 day = p

work done by Q in 1 day =q

Work done by R in 1 day = r

q + r= 1/12 ---(2)

p+ q+ r = 1/6 ---(3)

(3) – (2) => p = 1/6 - 1/12 = 1/12

(3) – (1) => r = 1/6 – 1/8 = 1/24

p + r = 1/12 + 1/24 = 3/24 = 1/8

=> P and R will finish the work in 8 days

=> P and R will finish the work in 8 days

23. P works twice as fast as Q. If Q alone can complete a work in 12 days, P and Q can finish the work in --- days

A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4

**Answer : Option D**

Explanation : Work done by Q in 1 day = 1/12

Work done by P in 1 day = 2 × (1/12) = 1/6

Work done by P and Q in 1 day = 1/12 + 1/6 = ¼

=> P and Q can finish the work in 4 days

24. A work can be finished in 16 days by twenty women. The same work can be finished in fifteen days by sixteen men. The ratio between the capacity of a man and a woman is

A. 1:3 B. 4:3 C. 2:3 D. 2:1

**Answer : Option B**

Explanation :Work done by 20 women in 1 day = 1/16

Work done by 1 woman in 1 day = 1/(16×20)

Work done by 16 men in 1 day = 1/15

Work done by 1 man in 1 day = 1/(15×16)

Ratio of the capacity of a man and woman =1/(15×16) :

1/(16×20) = 1/15 : 1/20

= 1/3 :1/4 = 4:3

25. P can do a work in 24 days. Q can do the same work in 9 days and R can do the same in 12 days. Q and R start the work and leave after 3 days. P finishes the remaining work in --- days.

A. 7 B. 8 C. 9 D. 10

**Answer : Option D**

Explanation : Work done by P in 1 day = 1/24

Work done by Q in 1 day = 1/9

Work done by R in 1 day = 1/12

Work done by Q and R in 1 day = 1/9 + 1/12 = 7/36

Work done by Q and R in 3 days = 3×7/36 = 7/12

Remaining work = 1 – 7/12 = 5/12

Number of days in which P can finish the remaining work = (5/12) / (1/24) = 10

26. P,Q and R together earn Rs.1620 in 9 days. P and R can earn Rs.600 in 5 days. Q and R in 7 days can earn Rs.910. How much amount does R can earn per day?

A. Rs.40 B. Rs.70 C. Rs.90 D. Rs.100

**Answer : Option B**

Explanation : Amount Earned by P,Q and R in 1 day = 1620/9 = 180 ---(1)

Amount Earned by P and R in 1 day = 600/5 = 120 ---(2)

Amount Earned by Q and R in 1 day = 910/7 = 130 ---(3)

(2)+(3)-(1) => Amount Earned by P , Q and 2R in 1 day

- Amount Earned by P,Q and R in 1 day = 120+130-180 = 70

=>Amount Earned by R in 1 day = 70

27. Assume that 20 cows and 40 goats can be kept for 10 days for Rs.460. If the cost of keeping 5 goats is the same as the cost of keeping 1 cow, what will be the cost for keeping 50 cows and 30 goats for 12 days?

A. Rs.1104 B. Rs.1000 C. Rs.934 D. Rs.1210

**Answer : Option A**

Explanation : Assume that cost of keeping a cow for 1 day = c,

cost of keeping a goat for 1 day = g

Cost of keeping 20 cows and 40 goats for 10 days = 460

Cost of keeping 20 cows and 40 goats for 1 day = 460/10 = 46

=> 20c + 40g = 46

=> 10c + 20g = 23 ---(1)

Given that 5g = c

Hence equation (1) can be written as 10c + 4c = 23 =>

14c =23

=> c=23/14

cost of keeping 50 cows and 30 goats for 1 day

= 50c + 30g

= 50c + 6c (substituted 5g = c)

= 56 c = 56×23/14 = 92

Cost of keeping 50 cows and 30 goats for 12 days = 12×92 = 1104

28. There is a group of persons each of whom can complete a piece of work in 16 days, when they are working individually. On the first day one person works, on the second day another person joins him, on the third day one more person joins them and this process continues till the work is completed. How many days are needed to complete the work?

A. 3 ¼ days B. 4⅓ days C. 5⅙days D. 6⅕ days

**Answer : Option C**

Explanation : Work completed in 1st day = 1/16

Work completed in 2nd day = (1/16) + (1/16) = 2/16

Work completed in 3rd day = (1/16) + (1/16) + (1/16) = 3/16 …

An easy way to attack such problems is from the choices.

You can see the choices are very close to each other. So just see one by one.

For instance, The first choice given in 3 ¼

The work done in 3 days = 1/16 + 2/16 + 3/16 = (1+2+3)/16 = 6/16

The work done in 4 days = (1+2+3+4)/16 = 10/16

The work done in 5 days = (1+2+3+4+5)/16 = 15/16, almost close, isn't it?

The work done in 6 days = (1+2+3+4+5+6)/16 > 1

Hence the answer is less than 6, but greater than 5. Hence

the answer is 5⅙days.

(Just for your reference, work done in 5 days = 15/16.

Pending work in 6th day = 1 – 15/16 = 1/16.

In 6th day, 6 people are working and work done = 6/16.

To complete the work 1/16, time required = (1/16) / (6/16) = 1/6 days.

Hence total time required = 5 + 1/6 = 5 ⅙ days)

Hence total time required = 5 + 1/6 = 5 ⅙ days)

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