# Aptitude Logical Reasoning Time and Distance 2021 GMAT Part 7

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1. The ratio between the speeds of two trains is 7: 8. If the second train runs 400km in 5 hours. The speed of the first train is:

A. 70km/hr

B. 200km/hr

C. 250km/hr

D. 350km/hr

Ans: A

2. If a student walks from his house to school at 5km/hr he is late by 30 minutes. However, if he walks at 6km/hr he is late by 5 minutes only. The distance of his school from his house

A. km

B. km

C. km

D. km

Ans: D

Explanation:

Let the required distance be x km.

Then

km

3. A plane left 30 minutes later then he the scheduled time and in order to reach the destination 1500km away it time it had to increase the speed by 250km/hr from the usual speed is

A. 720km/hr

B. 730km/hr

C. 740km/hr

D. 750km/hr

Ans: D

Explanation:

Let the usual be x km/hr

4. Walking with of his usual speed a man covers a certain distance in 2 hours more than the time he took to cover the distance with usual speed is

A. Hours

B. hours

C. 5 Hours

D. 6 Hours

Ans: D

Explanation:

Let the distance be x km and usual speed be y km/hr

Then

5. A certain distance covered at a certain speed. If half of this distance is covered in double the time the ratio of the two speeds is

A.

B.

C.

D.

Ans: A

Explanation:

Let x kms be covered in y hours, then first speed = km/hr

Again km is covered in 2y hrs

Therefore, new speed = km/hr

km/hr

Ratio of speeds

6. Two cars start at the same time from one point and move along two roads at right angles to each other. Their speeds are 36km/hr and 48km/hr respectively after 15seconds the distance between them will be

A. 150m

B. 250m

C. 300m

D. 400m

Ans: B

Explanation:

Distance covered in 15sec = OA = m cm 48km/hr =

Distance covered in

Distance between A and B

7. A train covered a certain distance at a uniform speed. IF the train had been 6km/hr faster, it would have taken 4 hours less. Then the scheduled time and if the train were slower by 6km/hr. The train would have taken 6 hours more than the scheduled time. The length of Journey is

A. 700km

B. 720km

C. 740km

D. 760km

Ans: B

Explanation:

Let the distance be x km and uniform speed by y

and

and

km

8. Bombay express left Delhi for Bombay at 14.30 hours. Travelling at a speed of 60kmph and Rajdhani express left Delhi for Bombay on the same day at 16.30 hours travelling speed of 80kmph. How far away from Delhi will the two trains meet?

A. 120km

B. 360km

C. 480km

D. 500km

Ans: C

Explanation:

Let the train meet at a distance of x km from Delhi.

Then

Therefore, Required distance = km

9. A and B start simultaneously from a certain point in north and south direction motor cycles. The Speed of A is 80 km/hr and that of B is 65km/hr. What is the distance between A and B after 12 minutes?

A. 14.5km

B. 29km

C. 36.2km

D. 39km

Ans: B

Explanation:

Required distance = sum of distance covered by A and B

10. R and S start walking towards each other at 10 am at speeds of 3km/hr and 4km/hr respectively. They were initially 17.5km apart at what time do they meet?

A. 11.30am

B. 12: 30pm

C. 1: 30pm

D. 2: 30pm

Ans: B

Explanation:

Suppose they meet x hours, then

hours

hours

So they meet at 12: 30 p. m.

11. A boy is running at a speed of P km/hr to cover a distance of 1km but due to the slippery ground, his speed is reduced by Q km/hr (P > Q) . If the takes R hours to cover the distance then,

A.

B.

C.

D.

Ans: A

Explanation:

, time taken = R hrs

Therefore,

12. A star is km away from the earth. Suppose light travels at the speed of km per second. How long will it take light from the star to reach the earth?

A. hrs

B. hrs

C. sec

D. sec

Ans: B

Explanation:

is covered in 1sec

covered in

13. The speeds of the three cars are in the ratio . The ratio of the time taken by these cars to travel the same distance is

A.

B.

C.

D.

Ans: D

Explanation:

Ratio of time taken =

14. Sunil covers a distance by walking for 6 hours while returning his speed decreases by 1km/hr and he takes 9 hours to covers the same distance what was his speed in turns journey?

A. 2km/hr

B. 3km/hr

C. 5km/hr

D. cannot be determined

Ans: A

Explanation:

Let the speed in return journey be x km/hr, then

Hence the speed in return journey is 2km/hr

15. A takes 2 hours more than B to walk D km. If A doubles his speed then he can make it in 1 hour less than B. How much time does B require for walking D km?

A. D/2 km

B. 3hrs

C. 4hrs

D. 2D/3hrs

Ans: C

Explanation:

Suppose B takes x hours to walk d km

Then A takes hours to walk d km

With double of the speed.

A will take hours

Therefore,

Hence B takes 4 hours to walk d km

16. A walks at a uniform rate of 4km an hour and 4 hours after his start, B cycles after his at the uniform rate of 10km an hour. How far from than starting point will B catch A?

A. km

B. km

C. km

D. km

Ans: D

Explanation:

Suppose B catches A after x hours then,

Distance between travel by A in (x + 4) hours = Distance travelled by B in x hours

Distance travelled by B in hrs

km = km = km

17. Two trains start from stations. A and B and travel toward each other at 50km/hr and 60km/hr respectively at the time of their meeting, the second train has travelled 120km more than the first train. The distance between A and B is?

A. 990km

B. 1200km

C. 1320km

D. 1440km

Ans: C

Explanation:

Let the trains meet after x hours, then

Distance AB = (Distance covered by slow train) + (Distance covered by fast train)

km

km

km

18. A fast train takes 3 hours less than the slow train for a journey of 600km. IF the speed of the slow train is 10km/hr less than the fast train the speed of the slow train is

A. 30km/hr

B. 35km/hr

C. 40km/hr

D. 45km/hr

Ans: C

Explanation:

Let the speed of the train be x km/hr and then

Speed of a slow train = 40 km/hr

19. A constable is 114m behind a thief. The constable runs 21m and the thief 15m in a minute. In what time will the constable catch the thief?

A. 16 min

B. 17min

C. 18min

D. 19 min

Ans: D

Explanation:

m i.e. is covered in 1 min 114m will be covered in min = 19min

20. An express train travelled at an average speed of 100km/hr stopping for 3 minutes after 75km. A local after travelled at a speed of 50 km/hr, stopping for 1 minute after every 25km. If the trains began travelling at the same time how many km and did the local train travel in the time it took the express train to travel 60 km?

A. km

B. 900km

C. 1000km

D. 1200km

Ans: A

Explanation:

Time taken by express train to cover 75km plus stoppage = min + 3 min = 48 min

Time taken by express train to cover 600km

Time taken by local train to cover 25km plus stoppage min + 1 min = 31 min

In 31 min distance covered by = 25km

In min distance covered = km = 300km

In last 9 min distance covered = km = min

Total distance covered = km