IIFT 2014 Question Paper Question 86

Instructions

Read the following information and Tables and answer the questions.

BHUBANESWAR, CHENNAI, KANYAKUMARI, KOCHI, MUMBAI and VIZAG are 6 major Indian cities. For some reason people use only a certain mode of transport between a pair of cities. The modes of transport are provided in Table 1, while in Table 2 the distances between different pairs of cities are given. Table 3 provides the speed of the mode of transport and the cost associated with each of them.

                                                                               Table 1: Mode of Transport between Cities

                                                                      Table 2: Distance between Cities (KM)

                                                                    Table 3: Mode of Transport and Cost



Question 86

A school in Chennai is planning for an excursion tour for its students. They want to show them KANYAKUMARI, VIZAG, and BHUBANESWAR, not necessarily in the same order. What is the minimum travel cost (in RS.) the school should charge from each of the student for the entire tour?

Solution

The minimum cost incurred in all of the options is Rs. 4300. For minimum amount travelling, school should plan to travel by ship or train route.
So possible routes for Kanyakumari, Vizag and Bhubaneshwar.
Chennai ----Ship (950) ---> Bhubanehswar ----Ship (700)---> Kanyakumari ----Ship (250) ---> Vizag --- Train (300) ---> Chennai
Total cost = 950 × 1.5 + 700 × 2.5 + 250 × 1.5 + 300 × 2.5
= 1425 + 1750 + 375 + 750 = `Rs. 4300.
Therefore, option A is the correct answer. 



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