While covering a distance of 24 km, a man notices that after walking for 1 hour

While covering  a  distance  of  24  km,  a  man  notices  that  after  walking  for  1  hour  and 40 minutes, the distance covered by him was 5/7 of the remaining distance. His speed of walking  is

  1. 9 km/hour
  2. 6 km/hour
  3. 10 km/hour
  4. 8 km/hour

 

Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 20th April 2016 in Maths.
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    Let the speed be x km/hr.

    Then, distance covered in 1 hr. 40 min. = 5x/3 km.

    Remaining distance = (24 – 5x/3) km.

    ⇒ 5x/3 = 5/7(24 – 5x/3) ⇔ x = 6

    Hence, speed = 6 km/hr

    satishreddy Default Answered on 21st April 2016.
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    Answer: (2) 6 km/hr

    Solution:-
    Let the speed be x km/hr.
    Then, distance covered in 1 hr: 40 min
    1 2/3 hrs = 5x/3 km.
    Remaining distance = [24-5x/3] km.
    Therefore,  5x/3 = 5/7[24-5x/3] ⇔ 5x/3 = 5/7[72-5x/3] ⇔ 7x = 72-5x
    = 12x = 72
    => x = 6
    Hence, speed = 6 km/hr = [6x 5/18] m/sec = 5/3m/sec = 1 2/3 m/sec
    3. If a man walks at athe rate of 5 kmph, he misses a train by 7 minutes. However, if he walks at the rate of 6 kmph, he reaches the station 5 minutes before the arrival of the train. Find the distance covered by him to reach the station.
    Sol. Let the required distance be x km.
    Difference in the times taken at two speeds = 12 min = 1/5 hr.
    Therefore,  x/5 – x/6 = 1/5 => 6x – 5x = 6
    => x = 6.
    Then, the required distance is 6 km/hr.

    Hence, the correct answer is option (2) 6 km/hr.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 6th May 2016.
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