Question 61

# Amar, Akbar and Anthony are working on a project. Working together Amar and Akbar can complete the project in 1 year, Akbar and Anthony can complete in 16 months, Anthony and Amar can complete in 2 years. If the person who is neither the fastest nor the slowest works alone, the time in months he will take to complete the project is

Solution

Let the total work be 48 units. Let Amar do 'm' work, Akbar do 'k' work, and Anthony do 'n' units of work in a month.

Amar and Akbar complete the project in 12 months. Hence, in a month they do $$\frac{48}{12}$$=4 units of work.

m+k = 4.

Similarly, k+n = 3, and m+n = 2.

Solving the three equations, we get $$m=\frac{3}{2},\ k=\frac{5}{2},\ n=\frac{1}{2}$$.

Here, Amar works neither the fastest not the slowest, and he does 1.5 units of work in a month. Hence, to complete the work, he would take $$\frac{48}{1.5}=32$$months.

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