The Distance Between the School and His House is-

A student starting from his house walks at a speed of 5/2 km/hour and reaches his school 6 minutes late. Next day starting at the same time he increases his speed by 1 km/ hour and reaches 6 minutes early. The distance between the school and his house is-

  1. 4 km
  2. 6 km
  3. 7/2 km
  4. 7/4 km
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 7th October 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (4) 7/4 km

    Explanation:-

    Let the distance between the school and his house be X km.

    According to the question,
    X/(5/2) + 6/60 = X/(5/2 + 1) – 6/60
    2X/5 + 1/10 = 2X/7 – 1/10
    2X/5 – 2X/7 = – (1/10 + 1/10)
    (7 x 2X – 5 x 2X)/35 = – (2/10)
    (14X – 10X)/35 = -1/5
    4 X = – 35/5
    4 X = -7
    X = -7/4               (Distance is never in negative)
    X = 7/4 km

    Then, the distance between the school and house is 7/4 km.

    Hence, the answer is (4) 7/4 km.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 7th October 2015.
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