Aptitude Questions on Time-Distance

  1. A man goes from A to B at a speed of 20 kmph and comes back to A at a speed of 30 kmph. Find his average speed for the entire journey?
    A. 20 kmph
    B. 24 kmph
    C. 28 kmph
    D. 32 kmph
  2. B. 24 kmph
    Distance from A and B be 'd'
    Average Speed = total distance / total time
    Average Speed = (2d) / [(d/20) + (d/30)]
    = (2d) / [5d/60) => 24 kmph
  3. Convert the 13/36 m/s into kilometers per hour?
    A. 1.2 kmph
    B. 1.3 kmph
    C. 1.4 kmph
    D. 1.5 kmph
  4. B. 1.3
    13/36 m/s = 13/36 * 18/5
    = 13/10 = 1.3 kmph
  5. If a man can cover 12 metres in one second, how many kilometres can he cover in 3 hours 45 minutes?
    A. 150 kms
    B. 156 kms
    C. 162 kms
    D. 168 kms
  6. C. 162 kms
    12 m/s = 12 * 18/5 kmph
    3 hours 45 minutes = 3 3/4 hours = 15/4 hours
    Distance = speed * time = 12 * 18/5 * 15/4 km = 162 kms
  7. Nikita takes as much time in running 18 meters as a car takes in covering 48 meters. What will be the distance covered by Nikita during the time the car covers 1.6 km?
    A. 480 m
    B. 520 m
    C. 600 m
    D. 800 m
  8. C. 600 m
    Distance covered by Amar = 18/4.8 (1.6km)
    = 3/8(1600) = 600 m
  9. By travelling at 40 kmph, a person reaches his destination on time. He covered two-third the total distance in one-third of the total time. What speed should he maintain for the remaining distance to reach his destination on time?
    A. 15 kmph
    B. 20 kmph
    C. 25 kmph
    D. 30 kmph
  10. B. 20 kmph
    Let the time taken to reach the destination be 3x hours. Total distance = 40 * 3x = 120x km
    He covered 2/3 * 120x = 80x km in 1/3 * 3x = x hours
    So, the remaining 40x km, he has to cover in 2x hours would be required speed = 40x / 2x = 20 kmph
  11. What distance will be covered by a bus moving at 72 kmph in 30 seconds?
    A. 450 m
    B. 500 m
    C. 600 m
    D. 750 m
  12. C. 600 m
    72 kmph = 72 * 5/18 = 20 mps
    D = Speed * time = 20 * 30 = 600 m
  13. Walking with 4/5 of my usual speed, I miss the bus by 5 minutes. What is my usual time?
    A. 15 mins
    B. 20 mins
    C. 25 mins
    D. 30 mins
  14. B. 20 mins
    Speed Ratio = 1:4 / 5 = 5:4
    Time Ratio = 4:51 -------- 5 4 --------- ? => 20
  15. Rohit walked 25 meters towards South. Then he turned to his left and walked 20 meters. He then turned to his left and walked 25 meters. He again turned to his right and walked 15 meters. At what distance is he from the starting point and in which direction?
    A. 35m East
    B. 35m North
    C. 40m East
    D. 60m East
  16. A. 35m East
    Rohit's distance from the starting point A would be:
    AE = AD+DE = 20 + 15 = 35m East
  17. Sagar was riding bike towards north, turned left road 1 km turns towards left & road 2 kms found himself 1 km west of starting. How far did he road north?
    A. 1.5 kms
    B. 2 kms
    C. 3 kms
    D. 3.5 kms
  18. B. 2 kms
    He travelled total distance of 3 kms.
    From which he travelled 1 km in west.
    Hence in all he travelled total 2 kms in north.
  19. Walking 7/6 of his usual rate, a boy reaches his school 4 minutes early. Find his usual time to reach the school?
    A. 24 mins
    B. 26 mins
    C. 28 mins
    D. 30 mins
  20. C. 28 mins
    Speed Ratio = 1:7/6 = 6:7
    Time Ratio = 7:6
    1 -------- 7
    4 -------- ? => 28 mins