While covering a distance of 24 km, a man noticed that after walking for 1 hour and 40 minute, the distance covered by him was 5/7 of the remaining distance. What was his speed in metres per second?
Sol. Let the speed be x km/hr.
Then, distance covered in 1 hr: 40 min. i.e., 1 2/3 hrs = 5x/3 km.
Remaining distance = [24-5x/3] km. ∴ 5x/3 = 5/7[24-5x/3] ⇔ 5x/3 = 5/7[72-5x/3]
⇔ 7x = 72-5x ⇔ 12x = 72 ⇔x = 6
Hence, speed = 6 km/hr = [6*5/18] m/sec = 5/3m/sec = 1 2/3 m/sec
If a man walks at athe rate of 5 kmph, he misses a train by 7 minutes. However, if he walks at the rate of 6 kmph, he reaches the station 5 minutes before the arrival of the train. Find the distance covered by him to reach the station.
Sol. Let the required distance be x km.
Difference in the times taken at two speeds = 12 min = 1/5 hr. ∴x/5 - x/6 = 1/5 ⇔ 6x - 5x = 6 ⇔x = 6.
Hence, the required distance is 6 km.
TIME AND DISTANCE -> EXERCISE
It takes eight hours for a 600 km journey, if 120 km is done by train and the rest by car. It takes 20 minutes more, if 200 km is done by train and the rest by car. The ratio fo the speed of the train to that of the car is :