SSC CGL level Question Set 62 on Speed-time-distance Train-running Boats-rivers 2

62nd SSC CGL level Question Set, on topics Speed-time-distance, Train running and Boats in rivers

ssc cgl question set 62 speed time distance train running boats in rivers 2

This is the 62nd question set of 10 practice problem exercise for SSC CGL exam and 2nd on topic Speed-time-distance, Train running and Boats in rivers. Students must complete this question set in prescribed time first and then only refer to the corresponding solution set for gaining maximum benefits from this resource.

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62nd question set- 10 problems for SSC CGL exam: topic Speed-time-distance, Train running, Boats in rivers - time 12 mins

Problem 1.

A horse rider rides at a speed of 18 km/hr but stops at the end of every 7th km for 6 mins to change horses. The time that he will take to reach hist destination 90 km away is,

  1. 6 hrs 24 mins
  2. 6 hrs
  3. 6 hrs 18 mins
  4. 6 hrs 12 mins

Problem 2.

Bishnu and Ritesh start walking from the same place at the same time but in opposite directions. If Ritesh walks at a speed of $2\frac{1}{2}$ km/hr and Bishnu at a speed of 2 km/hr, in how much time will they be 18 km apart?

  1. 5.0 hrs
  2. 4.0 hrs
  3. 4.5 hrs
  4. 4.8 hrs

Problem 3.

Walking at the rate of 4 km/hr a man covers a certain distance in 3 hrs 45 mins. If he covers the same distance on cycle, cycling at a speed of 16.5 km/hr, the time take by him will be,

  1. 45.55 mins
  2. 55.45 mins
  3. 54.55 mins
  4. 55.44 mins

Problem 4.

A car driver leaves Mumbai at 8.30 am and expects to reach a place 300 km from Mumbai at 12.30 pm. At 10.30 he finds that he has covered only 40% of the total distance. By how much he has to increase his speed to keep his schedule?

  1. 45 km/hr
  2. 30 km/hr
  3. 40 km/hr
  4. 35 km/hr

Problem 5.

Keshav started his journey on scooter at a speed of 30 km/hr. After 30 mins, Kedar started on his scooter from the same place but with a speed of 40 km/hr. How much time will Kedar take to overtake Keshav?

  1. $2$ hrs
  2. $1$ hr
  3. $\displaystyle\frac{3}{2}$ hr
  4. $\displaystyle\frac{3}{8}$ hr

Problem 6.

Two cities P and Q are 500 km apart. A train starts at 8 am from P towards Q at a speed of 70 km/hr. At 10 am a second train starts from Q towards P at a speed of 110 km/hr. When will the two trains meet?

  1. 12.30 pm
  2. 1 pm
  3. 1.30 pm
  4. 12 noon

Problem 7.

A boat goes 6 km/hr in still water but takes thrice as much time in going the same distance against the current. The speed of the current is,

  1. 4 km/hr
  2. 3 km/hr
  3. 2 km/hr
  4. 5 km/hr

Problem 8.

A man with $\displaystyle\frac{3}{5}$th of his usual speed reaches his destination $2\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$ hrs late. His usual time to reach his destination is,

  1. $3$ hrs
  2. $3\displaystyle\frac{3}{4}$ hrs
  3. $4\displaystyle\frac{1}{2}$ hrs
  4. $4$ hrs

Problem 9.

A car travels from city A to city B at a constant speed. If its speed were increased by 10 km/hr it would have taken one hour less to reach its destination. Again if its speed were increased further by 10 km/hr it would have taken a further 45 mins lesser. The distance between the two cities is,

  1. 540 km
  2. 620 km
  3. 420 km
  4. 600 km

Problem 10.

Two men are standing at the opposite ends of a bridge 1200 metres long. If they walk towards each other at speeds of 5m/min and 10 m/min respectively, in how much time would they meet each other?

  1. 90 mins
  2. 60 mins
  3. 85 mins
  4. 80 mins

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