Find the Number of Days Required to Finish the Work by A and C :

A and B can do a given piece of work in 8 days, B and C can do the same work in 12 days and A,B,C completer it in 6 days, Number of days required to finish the work by A and C is

  1. 8
  2. 24
  3. 12
  4. 16
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 26th October 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer is (1): 8

    Explanation:-
    A and B can do a  piece of work = 8 days
    Therefore, A and B can do a piece of work in a day = 1/8

    B and C can do the same work  = 12 days
    Therefore, B and C can do the same work inn a day = 1/12

    A, B and C can do the same work = 6 days
    Therefore, A, B and C can do the same work in a day = 1/6

    Then, A and C can do the same work in a day = 2/6 – (1/8 + 1/12)
     = 1/3 – (3 + 2)/24
     = 1/3 – 5/24
     = (8 – 5)/24
     = 3/24
     = 1/8
    Therefore, A and C can the same work = 8 days.

    Hence, the answer is (1) 8.

    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 28th October 2015.
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