Important Speed, Time & Distance Questions
Important Speed, Time & Distance Questions

Important Speed, Time & Distance Questions For Railway | SBI PO/Clerk

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Important Speed, Time & Distance Questions : Set-1


1. The speed of two trains are in the ratio x : y. They are moving in the opposite directions on parallel tracks. The first train crossed a telegraph pole in ‘a’ seconds where as the second train crossed the same telegraph pole in ‘b’ second. Find the time taken by the train to cross each other completely. 

  1. 1.5 Seconds
  2. 2 Seconds
  3. xa+yb/x+y
  4. Can’t be determined
  5. None of these

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C. xa+yb/x+y

2. Arun and Twinkle can dig a trench 100 m long in 10 and 20 hours respectively. At what distance from Arun should Arun and Twinkle interchange their positions so that they meet exactly at the centre if they start from opposite ends?

  1. 33.33m
  2. 25m
  3. 40m
  4. 27m
  5. None of these

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A. 33.33m

To meet at centre, they should interchange at half the time that they take together to dig a trench.

3. Shatabdi express leaves lucknow at 8 : 30 A.M. and expects to reach a place 300 km from Lucknow at 12 : 30 P.M. At 10 : 30 A.M. it was found that it has covered only 40% of the distance. By how much it has to increase the speed, in order to keep up his schedule? 

  1. 45 km/hr
  2. 40 km/hr
  3. 30 km/hr
  4. 50 km/hr
  5. None of these

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C. 30 km/hr

4. P, Q and R are the three towns on a river which flows uniformly. Q is equidistant from P and R. I row from P to Q and back in 10 hours and I can row downstream from P to R in 4 hours. Compare the speed of my boat in still water with that of the river.

  1. 5:3 
  2. 4:3
  3. 6:5
  4. 7:3 
  5. None of these

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A. 5:3

5.Two trains were running in opposite directions at the speed of 48 kmph and 24 kmph respectively. If the faster train passed a man sitting in the slower train in 9.5 seconds, what is the length of the faster train?

  1. 180m
  2. 190m
  3. 210m
  4. 240m
  5. None of these

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B. 190m

6.A person sets to cover a distance of 12 km in 45 min. If he covers 3/4 of the distance in 2/3 rd time. What should be his speed to cover the remaining distance in the remaining time? 

  1. 16 km/hr
  2. 18 km/hr
  3. 12 km/hr
  4. 14 km/hr
  5. None of these

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C. 12 km/hr

7.A river is flowing with a steady speed of 4 km/h. One rows his boat downstream in the river and then returns by rowing upstream in the same river. When he returns to the starting point, the total distance covered by him is 42 km. If the return journey takes 2 h more than his onward journey, then the speed of his rowing in still water must be 

  1. 12 km/h
  2. 10 km/h
  3. 9 km/h
  4. 8 km/h
  5. None of these

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B. 10 km/h

8. From 2 places 60 km apart, A and B start towards each other at the same time and meet each other after 12 hours. Had A travelled with 1/3 of his speed and B travelled with 350% of his speed, they would have met after 7.5 hours. The speed of A is

  1. 4 km/h
  2. 3 km/h
  3. 1 km/h
  4. 2 km/h
  5. None of these

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B. 3 km/h

9. The distance between two stations A and B is 900 km. A train starts from A and moves towards B at an average speed of 30 km/hr. Another train starts from B, 20 minutes earlier than the train at A, and moves towards A at an average speed of 40 km/hr. How far from A will the two trains meet ? 

  1. 380 km
  2. 320 km
  3. 240 km
  4. 330 km
  5. None of these

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A. 380 km

10.2 candles of same height are lighted at the same time. The first is to be consumed in 5 hours and seconds in 4 hours. Assuming that they burn at constant rates, in how many hours their height will be in ratio 3 : 2 ? 

  1. 20/7
  2. 10/3
  3. 4
  4. 11/3
  5. None of these

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A. 20/7


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