CAT 2018 Slot 1 Question 80

Question 80

When they work alone, B needs 25% more time to finish a job than A does. They two finish the job in 13 days in the following manner: A works alone till half the job is done, then A and B work together for four days, and finally B works alone to complete the remaining 5% of the job. In how many days can B alone finish the entire job?

Solution

Let us assume that A can complete 'a' units of work in a day and B can complete 'b' units of work in a day. 
A works alone till half the work is completed. 
A and B work together for 4 days and B works alone to complete the last 5% of the work. 
=> A and B in 4 days can complete 45% of the work.

Let us assume the total amount of work to be done to be 100 units.
4a + 4b = 45 ---------(1)
B needs 25% more time than A to finish a job. 
=> 1.25*b = a ----------(2)

Substituting (2) in (1), we get, 
5b+4b = 45
9b = 45
b = 5 units/day

B alone can finish the job in 100/5 = 20 days. 
Therefore, option A is the right answer.


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Jyoti Durgapal

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