Aptitude - Time and Distance

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Exercise :: Time and Distance - General Questions


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


Speed = 600 m/sec.
5 x 60

   = 2 m/sec.

Converting m/sec to km/hr (see important formulas section)

   = 2 x 18 km/hr

   = 7.2 km/hr.


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


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.


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


Let the actual distance travelled be x km.

Then, x = x + 20
10 14

14x = 10x + 200

4x = 200

x = 50 km.


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


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.


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


Due to stoppages, it covers 9 km less.

Time taken to cover 9 km = 9 x 60 min = 10 min.