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Basic concepts on problems on speed time distance, train running and boats in rivers

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Traveling at same speed we would need twice the time we took last time, if we have to cover twice the distance we traveled last time. This follows from our common sense. The relationship between speed, time and distance is one of the most basic physical laws that affects our real life experiences extensively. Trains run from station to station at various speeds; boats ply in the river but their actual speeds are reduced by the river stream speed if the boat moves upstream...the applications of the relationship between speed time and distance form an important part of Arithmetic...

How to solve difficult SSC CGL Profit and loss problems in a few steps 3

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Usually profit and loss problems do not come difficult, variations are few and with a bit of grounding on concepts you can solve any of this category of problems easily. That's why this one surprised us. At the first glance there seemed to be too many variables and the problem unsolvable. But when we looked deeper we discovered the clues to elegant solution one by one...

How to solve Arithmetic problems on Work-Time, Work-Wage and Pipes-Cisterns

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Different persons or types of persons complete the same work in different number of days as their work capacities are different. For example, a boy may complete a work in 6 days while a man may complete the same work in 3 days. In work-wage problems these work rates become important as the working agents receive wages in ratio of their work capacities. Finally, in pipes and cisterns problems similar working agents come into action in the form of pipes but they receive no wages...

Arithmetic problems on mixing liquids and based on ages

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When two materials are mixed together in a certain ratio homogeneously, a mixture is formed. Various operations on such a mixture give rise to the topic of Mixture. Usually liquids that can be mixed are used in mixtures. Examples are, Water and milk, Water and fruit juice. Alloys are also formed by mixing metals through specific processes. Grains of same cereal of different price can be mixed giving rise to a grain mixture of another price...

Ratio and proportion

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A ratio defines how many times is one quantity with respect to another of same type. It is expressed as a minimized fraction and its numerator is called antecedent and denominator consequent. In practice these terms are not very important...

HCF and LCM

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Highest Common Factor or HCF is the largest factor that divides two or more numbers under consideration. It is the largest among all the factors common to the set of numbers under consideration. The LCM is the smallest number that is divisible by the set of given numbers. In other words, LCM is the least common multiple of the set of given numbers...

How to solve Arithmetic mixture problems in a few simple steps 2

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The problems involving Mixture of liquids (and sometimes solids in alloy form) are taught in schools and also form an important part of most of the competitive job tests such as SSC CGL, Bank POs etc. This subtopic belongs to Arithmetic and we have found that students find some difficulties in solving these problems...

How to solve Arithmetic mixture problems in a few simple steps 1

thumb_How to solve arithmetic mixing problems in a few simple steps 1

The problems involving Mixture of liquids (and sometimes solids in alloy form) are taught in schools and also form an important part of most of the competitive job tests such as SSC CGL, Bank POs etc. This subtopic belongs to Arithmetic and we have found that students find some difficulties in solving these problems...

How to solve Time and Distance problems in a few simple steps 1

thumb_How to solve time and distance problems in a few simple steps 1

Time and distance problems are taught in middle schools and also form an important component in competitive tests. In any case, our endeavor is to solve such problems elegantly in a few simple steps in contrast to generally complex and time consuming conventional approach to solving such problems...

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