Question 93

Three men and eight machines can finish a job in half the time taken by three machines and eight men to finish the same job. If two machines can finish the job in 13 days, then how many men can finish the job in 13 days?


Correct Answer: 13

Solution

Consider the work done by a man in a day = a and that by a machine = b

Since, three men and eight machines can finish a job in half the time taken by three machines and eight men to finish the same job, hence the efficiency will be double.

=> 3a+8b = 2(3b+8a)

=> 13a=2b

Hence work done by 13 men in a day = work done by 2 machines in a day.

=> If two machines can finish the job in 13 days, then same work will be done 13 men in 13 days. 

Hence the required number of men = 13

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