# Speed Time Distance - Two Questions

Have given below two questions on Speed Time Distance. These are slightly difficult questions. For a recap of the basics, have a look at questions here and solutions here .

1. City A to City B is a downstream journey on a stream which flows at a speed of 5km/hr. Boats P and Q run a shuttle service between the two cities that are 300 kms apart. Boat P, which starts from City A has a still-water speed of 25km/hr, while boat Q, which starts from city B at the same time has a still-water speed of 15km/hr. When will the two boats meet for the first time? (this part is easy) When and where will they meet for the second time?

2. Cities M and N are 600km apart. Bus A starts from city M towards N at 9AM and bus B starts from city N towards M at the same time. Bus A travels the first one-third of the distance at a speed of 40kmph, the second one-third at 50kmph and the third one-third at 60km/hr. Bus B travels the first one-third of the total time taken at a speed of 40kmph, the second one-third at 50kmph and the third one-third at 60km/hr. When and where will the two buses cross each other?

IIM CAT Preparation Tips: Speed Time Distance - Two Questions

## Nov 18, 2010

### Speed Time Distance - Two Questions

Have given below two questions on Speed Time Distance. These are slightly difficult questions. For a recap of the basics, have a look at questions here and solutions here .

1. City A to City B is a downstream journey on a stream which flows at a speed of 5km/hr. Boats P and Q run a shuttle service between the two cities that are 300 kms apart. Boat P, which starts from City A has a still-water speed of 25km/hr, while boat Q, which starts from city B at the same time has a still-water speed of 15km/hr. When will the two boats meet for the first time? (this part is easy) When and where will they meet for the second time?

2. Cities M and N are 600km apart. Bus A starts from city M towards N at 9AM and bus B starts from city N towards M at the same time. Bus A travels the first one-third of the distance at a speed of 40kmph, the second one-third at 50kmph and the third one-third at 60km/hr. Bus B travels the first one-third of the total time taken at a speed of 40kmph, the second one-third at 50kmph and the third one-third at 60km/hr. When and where will the two buses cross each other?

At 3:24 PM ,  Vaibhav said...

1)
a) 7.5hr
b) 100km from A and 20hr

At 3:32 PM ,  Vaibhav said...

2) at 300km from M after 13hr