Time and Work Practice Test

Useful Formulae of Time and Work :

1. If P1 persons working H1 a day can complete W1 units of work in D1 days, and P2 persons working for H2 a day can complete W2 units of work in D2 days then
(P1.H1.D1) / W1 = (P2. H2. D2) / W2

2.  If the amount of work is not mentioned in either of the two cases then it should be treated as same in both the cases then
P1. D1. H1 = P2. D2. H2

3. Even if the working hours not mentioned in both the cases then H1 & H2 can be dropped
=> P1. D1 = P2. D2

4. A can do a work in X days. If B is K times as efficient as A then B can do the work in X/K days. Both A and B together can do the work in ((X / (K + 1)) days

Now lets work with some practice problems. Try to solve these on your own and check with the given answers. You will get detailed solutions with explanations soon.

Time and Work Practice Problems

1. Four examiners can examine a certain number of answer papers in 10 days by working for 5 hours a day. For how many hours in a day would 2 examiners have to work in order to examine twice the number of answer papers in 20 days ?
1. 8 hours
2. 7 (1/2) hours
3. 10 hours
4. 8 (1/2) hours
5. None of these
2. 7 men can complete a piece of work in 12 days. How many additional men will be required to complete double the work in 8 days ?
1. 28
2. 21
3. 14
4. 7
5. None of these
3. 15 men take 21 days of 8 hours each to do a piece of work. How many days of 6 hours each would 21 women take, if 3 women do as much work as 2 men ?
1. 18
2. 20
3. 25
4. 30
5. None of these
4. 25 men can do a piece of work in 24 days. How many men would be required to do the same work in 10 days ?
1. 56
2. 60
3. 64
4. 66
5. 72
5. A job can be completed by 12 men in 12 days. How many extra days will be needed to complete the job if 6 men leave after working for 6 days ?
1. 3
2. 6
3. 12
4. 24
5. None of these
6. A builder decided to build a house in 50 days. He employed 150 men at the beginning and another 80 men after 20 days and completed the work in stipulated time. If he had not employed the additional men, how many days behind scheduled would it have been finished ?
1. 10 days
2. 12 days
3. 15 days
4. 16 days
5. 18 days
7. Two men alone or three women alone can complete a piece of work in 4 days. In how many days can 1 woman and one man together complete the same piece of work ?
1. 6 days
2. 24/5 days
3. 12/1.75 days
4. Cannot be determined
5. None of these
8.  If one man or three women or five boys can do a piece of work in 46 days then how  many days will one man, one woman and one boy together take to complete the same piece of work ?
1. 30 days
2. 32 days
3. 35 days
4. 40 days
5. None of these
9. 8 men can complete a piece of work in 20 days. 8 women can complete the same piece of work in 32 days. In how many days will 5 men and 8 women together complete the same work ?
1.  16 days
2. 12 days
3. 14 days
4. 10 days
5. None of these
10. 2 men can complete a piece of work in 6 days. 2 women can complete the same piece of work in 9 days, whereas 3 children can complete the same piece of work in 8 days. 3 women and 4 children worked together for 1 day. If only men were to finish the remaining work in 1 day, how many total men would be required ?
1. 4
2. 8
3. 6
4. Cannot be determined
5. None of these
11. X can do a piece of work in 24 days. If Y works twice as fast as X, how long would they take to finish the work working together ?
1. 8 days
2. 12 days
3. 16 days
4. 48 days
5. 36 days
12. Yesterday Vani completed 300 unites of work at the rate of 15 units per minute. Today she completed the same units of work but her speed was 40% faster than yesterday. What is the approximate difference in the time she took to complete the work yesterday and the time she took today ?
1. 16 minutes
2. 26 minutes
3. 46 minutes
4. 36 minutes
5. 6 minutes

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3. thanks from the bottom of my heart :)

4. thanxx...

5. Doubt in Question No. 6. Kindly guide me in this ques Admin. Thanks.

6. Is this for ibps clerk or po?

7. Anyone explain 3rd question plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

8. where are the detailed solutions ?

9. 150 men worked for 20 days
so unit of work done is 150*20 =3000
another 80 men joined after 20 days and the work finished in 50 days means 230 men worked for 30 days
so work done by 230 men 230*30=6900
so total unit. of work is 6900+3000=9900
so if the additional workers were not employed the work would finish in 9900/150=66
66-50=16 days behind schedule

10. given 3w=2m
1w=2/3m
21w=21*2/3
=14m
now applying the formulaM1D1H1=M2D2H2
15*21*8=14*6*D
D=30 days

11. 150 men worked for 20 days 150*20=3000 unit
another 80 men added means 230 men worked for 30 days 230*30=6900
total 6900+3000=9900 unit if additional men not joined
150 men would take 9900/150=66 days 66-50 = 16 days behind

12. ss,,,u r crct :)

13. Put the solution....

14. correct

15. 150 men did 150*20=3000 unit work
230 men did 230*30=6900 unit
total 9900 unit work
150 men would hv done the work in 9900/150=66 days
66-50 =16 behind

16. will time & work problems asked in sbi asso PO
.??

17. Javith Thoufiq SamsudeenNovember 7, 2014 at 10:27 AM

18. Javith Thoufiq SamsudeenNovember 7, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Pls include it at the bottom of the page

19. Hi Mam, Can u pls refer best to book to learn & practice for Time, work, distance, mensuration? everytime i ignore this chapter due to lack of knowledge about tis chapter, pls help...

20. 5th ans is 6 days

21. thnx mam

22. Plz sumone explain 7,8,10 ques no...

23. 2 MEN OR 3 WOMEN =4 DAYS
THEY WORK 1 MEN AND 1 WOMEN
SO TAKE AS 1/2 FOR MEN AND 1/3 FOR WOMEN
TAKING LCM YOU GET 5/6 AND TAKE RECIPROCAL 6/5*4=ANS 24/5 DAYS

24. 1m=3w=5b
1w=1/3m
1b=1/5m
1m+1b+1w
=1+1/3+1/5=23/15 m
1 man does in 46 days
23/15 man ll do in 46/23/15=30 days

25. 1 w does in 18 days
in 1 day 1/18 part
3 w in1 day ll do 1/6 part
1 c does in 24 days
in 1 day 1/24 part
4 c in 1 day 1/6 part
total work done by c and w =1/6+1/6=2/6 =1/3 part
remauning work 1-1/3=2/3
applying M1D1H1/W1=M2D2H2/W2
1*12/1=M*1/2/3=8 DAYS

26. 2nd ques wrong ans given,ans is 14
7men 12 days work is 84 then double d work is 168 and 168 work done in 8 days so 168/8 is 21 now 7 men already thr so 14 more required for d task.....do reply whether um right or wrong if wrong plz give explaination....thaks.....

27. Thankss ...jack

28. Q10 and Q12....anyone...please post the solution..

29. correct. becoz total 18 days and 18-12=6

30. u r right about it but what about 2nd quess it is 14 i think ....

31. 2men take 6 days it means 1 man take 12 days for d same task similarly 1 women take 18 days & 1child take 24 days lcm of 12:18:24 is 72 now divide
men 72/12 - 6
women 72/18 - 4
children 72/24 - 3

total work is to do now is 72 the lcm

3women × 4 + 4 children ×3
12 +12 =24 work done in one day
remaining work 72-24 =48
48/6 men case so ans is 8....

32. The INCREDIBLE &quot;HULK&quot;November 8, 2014 at 1:38 PM

hey jack can u explain question no 10

33. i hv explained below chk kimi kaur comment

35. ans 12 days will be correct if they calculated from 7th day onwards

36. they r doing work with 150 men for 20 days and 230 men for 30 days .if we employ 150 for 30 days including 80 men it will be 46 days, excluding 80 men (ie) 46-30= 16 more days will be required. do u understand?

37. sir, plz aise quiz aur dala karo which help to get good marks in ibps clerk

38. where r the complete solutions for the quiz

39. thank you very much maam...but put the solutions for ths est.please
thank you

40. thank you so much

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