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Question 4 :The distance from A to B is 60 km. Partha and Narayan start from A at the same time and move towards B. Partha takes four hours more than Narayan to reach B. Moreover, Partha reaches the mid-point of A and B two hours before Narayan reaches B. The speed of Partha, in km per hour, is

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Method of solving this CAT Question from Speed Time Distance
Speed Time Distance - Finding the speed

Let Narayanan take X hrs to reach B then Partha would take X + 4 hrs
Its given that Partha reaches the mid-point of A and B two hours before Narayan reaches B
\\frac{X + 4}{2}) = X – 2 => X=8 hrs
So, Partha would take 8+4 = 12 hrs to travel 60 Kms at a speed of \\frac{60}{12}) Kmph
Speed of Partha = 5 Kmph

The question is "The distance from A to B is 60 km. Partha and Narayan start from A at the same time and move towards B. Partha takes four hours more than Narayan to reach B. Moreover, Partha reaches the mid-point of A and B two hours before Narayan reaches B. The speed of Partha, in km per hour, is"

Hence, the answer is 5 Kmph

Choice D is the correct answer.

 

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