CAT 2019 Slot 2 Question 81

Question 81

A cyclist leaves A at 10 am and reaches B at 11 am. Starting from 10:01 am, every minute a motorcycle leaves A and moves towards B. Forty-five such motorcycles reach B by 11 am. All motorcycles have the same speed. If the cyclist had doubled his speed, how many motorcycles would have reached B by the time the cyclist reached B?

Solution

It is given that starting from 10:01 am, every minute a motorcycle leaves A and moves towards B.

Forty-five such motorcycles reach B by 11 am.

It means that the forty-fifth motorcycle starts at 10:45 AM at A and reaches B by 11:00 AM i.e 15 minutes.

Since the speed of all the motorcycles is the same, all the motorcycles will take the same duration i.e 15 minutes.

If the cyclist doubles the speed, then he will reach B by 10:30 AM. (Since if the speed is doubled, time is reduced by half)

Since each motorcycle takes 15 minutes to reach B, 15 motorcycles would have reached B by the time the cyclist reaches B


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