## Question A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike. They meet at 3:40 pm at a point which is 168 km away from A. What is the distance, in km, between A and B?

A) 364
B) 378
C) 380
D) 388

Option (B)

## Solution

From CAT 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time Speed and Distance, we can see that,
Speed of motorbike = s
Speed of car = 2s
Distance covered by motorbike in 1 hr = s km
Motorbike takes 2hrs 40 mins to reach the point where both car and motorbike meet.
In 2 hrs 40 mins, motorbike will cover a distance of 8s/3 = 168. So, s = 63
Since, speed of car is double than motorbike. So,
Distance covered by car in 1 hr 40 mins = 2 * Distance covered by motorbike in 1 hr 40 mins
Distance covered by motorbike in 1 hr 40 mins = 105 km
Distance covered by car in 1 hr 40 mins = 210 km
So, total distance = 168 + 210 = 378 km

## CAT 2017 Questions from Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic

Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q1: Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove halfway along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q2: In a 10 km race. A, B,and C, each running at uniform speed, get the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. If A beats B by 1 km and B beats C by 1 km, then by how many metres does A beat C?
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q3: A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q4: A man leaves his home and walks at a speed of 12 km per hour, reaching the railway station 10 minutes after the train had departed.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q1 : Consider three mixtures – the first having water and liquid A in the ratio 1 : 2, the second having water and liquid B in the ratio 1 : 3, and the third having water and liquid C in the ratio 1 : 4.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q2: Bottle 1 contains a mixture of milk and water in 7 : 2 ratio and Bottle 2 contains a mixture of milk and water in 9 : 4 ratio.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q1: Amal can complete a job in 10 days and Bimal can complete it in 8 days. Amal, Bimal and Kamal together complete the job in 4 days and are paid a total amount of Rs 1000 as remuneration.
>Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q2: A person can complete a job in 120 days. He works alone on Day 1. On Day 2, he is joined by another person who also can complete the job in exactly 120 days.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Percentages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Profit and Loss
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Pipes and Cisterns – Ques: A tank has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. If the outlet pipe is closed then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 8 hours.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Averages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Ratios

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## Question Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove halfway along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour and then took a bypass road which increased his driving distance by 5 miles, but allowed him to drive at 50 miles per hour along this bypass road. If his return journey took 30 minutes more than his onward journey, then the total distance traveled by him is

A) 55 miles
B) 60 miles
C) 65 miles
D) 70 miles

Option (C)

## Solution

From CAT 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time Speed and Distance, we can see that,
Let distance from home to hostel be d.
Time taken to go from home to hostel = d/60
Time taken to drive at 25 miles from hostel to home = d/25
Time to drive through bypass = (d/2 + 5)/50
Total time taken from hostel to home = d/25 + (d/2 + 5)/50
According to the question,
d/25 + (d/2 + 5)/50 = d/60 + 30/60 (Convert time from minutes to hours)
On solving, we get d = 30
Total distance travelled = 2d + 5 = 65miles
Option (C)

## CAT 2017 Questions from Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic

Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q1: A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q2: In a 10 km race. A, B,and C, each running at uniform speed, get the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. If A beats B by 1 km and B beats C by 1 km, then by how many metres does A beat C?
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q3: A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q4: A man leaves his home and walks at a speed of 12 km per hour, reaching the railway station 10 minutes after the train had departed.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q1 : Consider three mixtures – the first having water and liquid A in the ratio 1 : 2, the second having water and liquid B in the ratio 1 : 3, and the third having water and liquid C in the ratio 1 : 4.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q2: Bottle 1 contains a mixture of milk and water in 7 : 2 ratio and Bottle 2 contains a mixture of milk and water in 9 : 4 ratio.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q1: Amal can complete a job in 10 days and Bimal can complete it in 8 days. Amal, Bimal and Kamal together complete the job in 4 days and are paid a total amount of Rs 1000 as remuneration.
>Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q2: A person can complete a job in 120 days. He works alone on Day 1. On Day 2, he is joined by another person who also can complete the job in exactly 120 days.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Percentages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Profit and Loss
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Pipes and Cisterns – Ques: A tank has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. If the outlet pipe is closed then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 8 hours.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Averages
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## Question In a 10 km race. A, B,and C, each running at uniform speed, get the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. If A beats B by 1 km and B beats C by 1 km, then by how many metres does A beat C?

1900

## Solution

From CAT 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – TSD, we can see that,
Speed of A = Sa
Speed of B = Sb
Speed of C = Sc
Time taken by A (t) to travel 10 km = 10/Sa = 9/Sb = x(As B is behind A by 1 km)
Similarly, for B and C, 10/Sb = 10/Sc
So, Sa = 10/x, Sb = 9/x and Sc = 81/10x
Calculate the distance travelled by C in the time A covers 10 km
x * (81/10x) = 8.1 km
The distance between A and C = 10 – 8.1 = 1.9 km = 1900 m

## CAT 2017 Questions from Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic

Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q1: A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q2: Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove halfway along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q3: A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q4: A man leaves his home and walks at a speed of 12 km per hour, reaching the railway station 10 minutes after the train had departed.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q1 : Consider three mixtures – the first having water and liquid A in the ratio 1 : 2, the second having water and liquid B in the ratio 1 : 3, and the third having water and liquid C in the ratio 1 : 4.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q2: Bottle 1 contains a mixture of milk and water in 7 : 2 ratio and Bottle 2 contains a mixture of milk and water in 9 : 4 ratio.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q1: Amal can complete a job in 10 days and Bimal can complete it in 8 days. Amal, Bimal and Kamal together complete the job in 4 days and are paid a total amount of Rs 1000 as remuneration.
>Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q2: A person can complete a job in 120 days. He works alone on Day 1. On Day 2, he is joined by another person who also can complete the job in exactly 120 days.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Percentages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Profit and Loss
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Pipes and Cisterns – Ques: A tank has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. If the outlet pipe is closed then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 8 hours.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Averages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Ratios

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## Question A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%. The ratio of the original speed of the motor boat to the speed of the river is

A) √6 / √2
B) √7 / 2
C) 2√5 / 3
D) 3: 2

Option (B)

## Solution

As per CAT 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time Speed Distance, we can see that
Total travel time gets reduced by 75%. So, total travel time becomes 1/4th of the original.
So, s’(New speed) = 4s(Original speed)
Speed of boat : Speed of river = x:1
When the speed of boat is normal
Speed Upstream = x-1
Speed Downstream = x+1
Here, the distance is constant. So, average speed can be found out by the harmonic mean of two speeds = 2ab/ (a+b)
Here, average speed will be 2(x^2-1)/2x = (x^2-1)/x
When the speed of boat is doubled
Speed upstream = 2x-1
Speed downstream = 2x+1
Here, the distance is constant. So, average speed can be found out by the harmonic mean of two speeds = 2ab/(a+b)
Here, average speed will be 2(4x^2-1)/4x = (4x^2-1)/2x
Now, we know that
New speed = 4*Original speed
So,
(4x^2-1)/2x = 4(x^2-1)/x
4x^2 – 1 = 8x^2 – 8
4x^2 = 7
x = √7/2
Ratio = x:1 = √7/2
Option (B)

## CAT 2017 Questions from Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic

Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q1: A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q2: Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove halfway along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q3: In a 10 km race. A, B,and C, each running at uniform speed, get the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. If A beats B by 1 km and B beats C by 1 km, then by how many metres does A beat C?
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q4: A man leaves his home and walks at a speed of 12 km per hour, reaching the railway station 10 minutes after the train had departed.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q1 : Consider three mixtures – the first having water and liquid A in the ratio 1 : 2, the second having water and liquid B in the ratio 1 : 3, and the third having water and liquid C in the ratio 1 : 4.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q2: Bottle 1 contains a mixture of milk and water in 7 : 2 ratio and Bottle 2 contains a mixture of milk and water in 9 : 4 ratio.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q1: Amal can complete a job in 10 days and Bimal can complete it in 8 days. Amal, Bimal and Kamal together complete the job in 4 days and are paid a total amount of Rs 1000 as remuneration.
>Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q2: A person can complete a job in 120 days. He works alone on Day 1. On Day 2, he is joined by another person who also can complete the job in exactly 120 days.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Percentages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Profit and Loss
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Pipes and Cisterns – Ques: A tank has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. If the outlet pipe is closed then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 8 hours.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Averages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Ratios

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## Question A man leaves his home and walks at a speed of 12 km per hour, reaching the railway station 10 minutes after the train had departed. If instead he had walked at a speed of 15 km per hour, he would have reached the station 10 minutes before the train’s departure. The distance (in km) from his home to the railway station is

20

## Solution

As per the question from CAT 2017 – Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distnace, we can see that,
Speed in first case: s
Speed in second case: s’ = 5s/4
We know that, time is inversely proportional with speed
Therefore, the time would be 4/5 times the time, i.e., 1/5 less. This one fifth is 20 min. Therefore, the time taken in the first case is 100 min.
The distance = 12*(5/3) = 20 km

## CAT 2017 Questions from Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic

Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q1: A motorbike leaves point A at 1 pm and moves towards point B at a uniform speed. A car leaves point B at 2 pm and moves towards point A at a uniform speed which is double that of the motorbike.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q2: Arun drove from home to his hostel at 60 miles per hour. While returning home he drove halfway along the same route at a speed of 25 miles per hour
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q3: In a 10 km race. A, B,and C, each running at uniform speed, get the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively. If A beats B by 1 km and B beats C by 1 km, then by how many metres does A beat C?
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time, Speed and Distance – Q4 : A man travels by a motor boat down a river to his office and back. With the speed of the river unchanged, if he doubles the speed of his motor boat, then his total travel time gets reduced by 75%.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q1 : Consider three mixtures – the first having water and liquid A in the ratio 1 : 2, the second having water and liquid B in the ratio 1 : 3, and the third having water and liquid C in the ratio 1 : 4.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Mixtures – Q2: Bottle 1 contains a mixture of milk and water in 7 : 2 ratio and Bottle 2 contains a mixture of milk and water in 9 : 4 ratio.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q1: Amal can complete a job in 10 days and Bimal can complete it in 8 days. Amal, Bimal and Kamal together complete the job in 4 days and are paid a total amount of Rs 1000 as remuneration.
>Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Time and Work – Q2: A person can complete a job in 120 days. He works alone on Day 1. On Day 2, he is joined by another person who also can complete the job in exactly 120 days.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Percentages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Profit and Loss
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Pipes and Cisterns – Ques: A tank has an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. If the outlet pipe is closed then the inlet pipe fills the empty tank in 8 hours.
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Averages
Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic – Ratios

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