CAT Question Bank  Time & Work

Q4) A and B can do a piece of work in 72 days; B and C can do it in 120 days; A and C can do it in 90 days. In what time can A alone do it ?

Q5) X takes 4 days to complete onethird of a job, Y takes 3 days to complete onesixth of the same work and Z takes 5 days to complete half the job. If all of them work together for 3 days and X and Z quit, how long will it take for Y to complete the remaining work done?

Q6) Two men A and B, started a job in which A was thrice as good as B and therefore took 60 days less then B to finish the job. How many days will they take to finish the job, if they start working together ?

Q7) The work done by a man, a women and a child are in the ratio 3 : 2 : 1. If daily wages of 20 men, 30 women and 36 children amount to Rs 78. What will be the wages of 15 men, 21 women and 30 children for 18 weeks ?

Q8) Three men earn as much as 4 women, 4 women earn as much as 6 boys, and 8 boys earn as much as 10 girls. If a girl earn Rs. 50 a day, then the earning of a man would be

Q9) 20 men can do a job in 20 days. After each day, a women is replaced by a man and a man is twice as efficient as a women. On which day does the job get completed ?

Q10) A can do a job in 10 days. Due to problematic relationship with B, his efficiency reduces to 60% and both can finish the same job in 10 days. In how many days can B alone do the job ?
[Given that B’s efficiency remains the same while working alone]

Q11) A can do a piece of work in 14 days which B can do in 21 days. They begin together but 3 days before the completion of the work, A leaves off. The total number of days to complete the work is

Q12) 12 children take 16 days to complete a work which can be completed by 8 adults in 12 days. 16 adults started working and after 3 days 10 adults left and 4 children joined them. How many days will it take them to complete the remaining work ?

Q13) A water tank has three taps A, B and C. A fills 4 buckets in 24 min, B fills 8 buckets in 1 h and C fills 2 buckets in 20 min. If all the taps are opened together, a full tank is emptied in 2 h. If a bucket contains 5L water. What is the capacity of the tank ?

Q14) A tap can fill a tank in 25 min and another can empty it in 50 min. Find whether the tank will be filled up or emptied and in how many minutes ?

Q15) A pipe can fill a tank in 6 h. Due to leak in the bottom it is filled in 8 h. If the tank is full, how much time will the leak take to empty it ?

Q16) Two pipes A and B can fill a cistern in 24 min and 30 min respectively. There is also an outlet C. If all the three pipes are opened together, the tank is full in 20 min. How much time will be taken by C to empty the full tank ?

Q17) A cistern can be filled by two pipes in 30 and 40 min respectively. Both the pipes were opened at once, when the first pipe must be turned of so that may be just filled in 18 min.

Q18) One filling pipe ‘A’ is 6 times faster than second filling pipe B. If B can fill a cistern in 28 min, then find the time when the cistern will be full if both the pipes are opened together

Q19) Two pipes can fill a cistern in 30 and 15 h respectively. The pipes are opened simultaneously and it is found that due to leakage in the bottom, 5 h extra are taken for the cistern to be filled up. If the cistern is full, in what time would the leak empty it ?

Q20) Two pipes A and B can fill a cistern in 12 min and 16 min respectively. Both the pipes are opened together for a certain time but due to some obstruction the flow of water was restricted to 7/8 of full flow in pipe A and 5/6 of full in pipe B. This obstruction is removed after some time and the tank is now filled in 3 min from that moment. How long was it before the full flow began ?

Q21) Arvind and Swarnali are team mates and they can do a project in certain number of days.If Arvind is on holiday for x days,then they take y more days to complete the work while if Swarnali is on holiday for x days,then they take z more days to complete the same project. Then
(a) y, x/2,z are in AP
(b) y, x/2,z are in GP
(c) 1/x=1/y+1/z
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of the foregoing

Q22) Sunit,Arun and Pavan were in the same project for 30 days. In the course of work all of them remained absent for few days.Pavan remained 10 days more absent than Arun remained and Sunit did onethird of the total work.How many more days did Pavan remained absent than Sunit?
(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 6
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of the foregoing

Q23) Divya and Raveena can do a work alone exactly in 20 and 25 days respectively. However, when they work together, they do 25% more work than is expected. If they work for a few days alone and for few days together (both being integers only), then the work could not have been completed in exactly
(1) 10 days
(2) 14 days
(3) 16 days
(4) 17 days
(5) either none or atleast 2 of these