In How Many Days, B Alone Can Do it? If

A works twice as fast as B. If both of them can together finish a work in 4 days, then in how many days, B alone can do it?

  1. 12
  2. 16
  3. 11
  4. 15
Desire Adnan Default Asked on 4th August 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (1) 12
    Explanation:-
    Let the B can finish the work  = X days
    Then , B can work in a day = 1/ X

    A can finish the work = X/2
    Then, A can work in a day = 2/ X

    A and B can together work in a day = 1 / X + 2 / X
    = (1 + 2 ) /X
    = 3 / X
    Then, A and B can together finish a work = X / 3 = 4
    X = 4 x 3
    X = 12
    Then, B can alone finish the work = 12

    Hence, the answer is (1) 12.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 6th August 2015.
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