Arithmetic comprises of around 50 percent of the total questions in the **Quantitative Ability** section of the **CAT exam** and hence, needs rigour and attention in its preparation. To understand the level, kind and the difficulty levels of the questions asked in the exam, it is important to go through **CAT previous year paper**. It'll help you gauge what to expect in the **CAT Question Paper** and will help you ace your **CAT preparation online**. Start with this Time and Work question from CAT 2019 Question Paper without further ado!

Question 15 : Anil alone can do a job in 20 days while Sunil alone can do it in 40 days. Anil starts the job, and after 3 days, Sunil joins him. Again, after a few more days, Bimal joins them and they together finish the job. If Bimal has done 10% of the job, then in how many days was the job done?

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Anil in one day can do ^{th} of the work

Sunil in one day can do ^{th} of the work

Anil starts the job and Sunil joins him after three days.

So, Anil would have done ^{th} of the work by the time Sunil joins

After Sunil joins, they both would be doing ^{th} of work everyday

Now, it is known that Bimal joins them after some days and finishes 10 % of the work.

Now, Anil alone had done ^{th} of the work and Bimal completes ^{th} of the work

So, in total they would have done = ^{th} of the work (is the work done by Bimal)

Remaining work = , which would be done by Anil and Sunil in 10 days.

Combining everything,

Total number of days = 3 + 10 = 13 days

The question is **"Anil alone can do a job in 20 days while Sunil alone can do it in 40 days. Anil starts the job, and after 3 days, Sunil joins him. Again, after a few more days, Bimal joins them and they together finish the job. If Bimal has done 10% of the job, then in how many days was the job done? " **

**Choice A** is the correct answer.

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