**Exercise 3.10**

**Q1) Points A and B are 70km. apart on a highway. A car starts from A and another car starts from B simultaneously. If they travel in the same direction, they meet in 7hrs, but if they travel towards each other, they meet in one hour. Find the speed of two cars.**

**Sol:**

We have to find the speed of car

Let x and y be two cars starting from points A and B respectively. Let the speed of car x be x km/hr and that of car y be y km/hr.

__Case I:__

When two cars move in the same directions:

Suppose two cars meet at point Q, Then,

Distance travelled by car X = AQ

Distance travelled by car Y = BQ

It is given that two cars meet in 7 hours.

Therefore, Distance travelled by car X in 7 hours = 7x km

AQ =7 x

Distance traveled by car y in 7 hours = 7y km

BQ= 7Y

Clearly AQâ€” BQ = AB

7 x-7 y = 70 Dividing both sides by common factor 7 we get,

Xâ€” y = 10 .â€”(I)

__Case II :__

When two cars move in opposite direction

Suppose two cars meet at point. Then,

Distance travelled by car x = AP ,

Distance travelled by car y = BP,

In this case, two cars meet in 1 hour

Therefore Distance travelled by car X in 1 hour =1x km

AP =Ix

Distance travelled by car Y in 1 hour = ly km

BP= ly

AP+BP= AB

AP+BP= AB

x+ y=70 …(ii)

By solving equation (i) and (ii),

x = 40

substituting x = 40 in equation (ii) we get

x+y =70

40+y =70

y=70-40

y =30

Hence, the speed of car starting from point A is 40km/hr.

The speed of car starting from point B is 30 km/hr.

**2) A sailor goes 8km downstream in 40 minutes and returns in 1 hour. Determine the speed of the sailor in still water and the speed of the current.**

**Sol:
**Let the speed of the sailor in still water be x km/hr and the speed of the current be y km/hr

Speed upstream = (x- y)Km/hr

Speed downstream = (x+ y)km/hr

Now, Time taken to cover 8km downstream = \(\frac{8}{x+y}hrs\)

Time taken to cover 8km upstream = \(\frac{8}{x-y}hrs\)

But, time taken to cover 8 km downstream in 40 minutes or \(\frac{40}{60} \)

\(\frac{8}{x+y}\)

8×3 = 2(x+y)

24 = 2x + 2y

Dividing both sides by common factor 2 we get

12 = x+y â€¦â€¦(1)

Time taken to cover 8km upstream in 1hour ,

\(\frac{8}{x-y}\)

8 = 1(x-y)Â Â â€¦â€¦..(2)

By solving these equation (i)and (ii) we get,

X = 10.

Substitute x = 10 in equation (i) we get,

X + Y = 12

10 + Y = 12

Y = 12 â€“ 10

Y = 2.

Hence, the speed of sailor is 10km/hr.

Speed of Current is 2km/hr.

**3) The boat goes 30km upstream and 44km downstream in 10 hrs. In 13 hours it can go 40km upstream and 55km downstream. Determine the speed of stream and that of boat in still water.**

**SOLN:**

Let the speed of the boat in still water be x km/hr and the speed of the stream be y km/hr

Speed upstream = (x -y) km/hr

Speed downstream =(x + y) km/hr Now,

Time taken to cover 30 km upstream = \(\frac{30}{x-y}hrs\)

Time taken to cover 44 km downstream =\(\frac{44}{x+y}hrs\)

But total time of journey is 10 hours

\(\frac{30}{x-y}hrs\)

Time taken to cover 40 km upstream = \(\frac{55}{x+y}hrs\)

In this case total time of journey is given to be 13 hours

Therefore, \(\frac{40}{x-y}hrs\)

Putting \(\frac{1}{x-y}\)

30u+44v=10

40u +55v =10

30u + 44v-10 = 0 â€¦â€¦.(iii)

40u + 551, -13= 0â€¦â€¦â€¦(iv)

Solving these equations by cross multiplication we get,

\(\frac{u}{44x-13-55x-10} \)

u = \(\frac{-22}{-110} \)

vÂ = \(\frac{10}{110} \)

u = \(\frac{2}{10} \)

vÂ = \(\frac{1}{11} \)

Now,

\(\frac{1}{x-y} \)

1 x 10 = 2( x â€“ y )

10 = 2x â€“ 2y / 2

V = \(\frac{1}{11} \)

Substituting x = 8 in equation we get,

X + y = 11

8+ y = 11

Y = 11 â€“ 8

Y = 3

Hence, speed of boat in still water is 8km/hr.

Speed of the stream is 3km/hr.

**4) A boat goes 24km upstream and 28km downstream in 6hrs. It goes 30km upstream and 21km downstream in 6.5 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water and also speed of the stream.**

**SOLN:
**We have to find the speed of the boat in still water and speed of the stream

Let the speed of the boat in still water be x km/hr and the speed of the stream be y km/hr the

Speed upstream = (x-y)km/hr

Sped down stream= (x+y)km/ hr

Now, Time taken to cover 28 km downstream = \(\frac{28}{x+y}hrs\)

Time taken to cover 24 km upstream =\(\frac{24}{x-y}hrs\)

But, total time of journey is 6 hours,

\(\frac{24}{x-y}\)

Time taken to cover 30 km upstream =\(\frac{30}{x-y}\)

Time taken to cover 21km downstream =\(\frac{21}{x+y}\)

In this case total time of journey is given to 6.5hrs.

\(\frac{30}{x-y}\)

24u + 28v â€“ 6 = 0Â â€¦â€¦(iii)

30u + 21v â€“ 13/2 = 0Â â€¦â€¦.(iv)

Solving these equations by cross multiplication we get,

\(\frac{u}{28x-6.5-21x-6}\)

u = \(\frac{1}{6}\)

v = \(\frac{1}{14}\)

Now,

u = \(\frac{1}{x-y}\)

6 = x-y â€¦.(eq)

v = \(\frac{1}{14}\)

x + y = 14â€¦â€¦.(eq)

By solving he equations,

X= 10

Substituting x = 10 in equation, we get,

Speed of the stream = 4km/hr.

Speed of boat = 10km/hr.

**5) A man walks a certain distance with certain speed. If he walks Â½ km an hour faster, he takes 1 hour less. But, if he walks 1km an hour slower, he takes 3 more hours. Find the distance**

**SOLN:**

Let r = the rate the man walked

then (r+0.5) = 1 hr less rate

and (r-1) = 3 hr more rate

let t = time he actually walked,

then (t-1) = time taken at the faster speed

and (t+3) = time at the slower speed

Distance for all three situations is the same (dist = rate x time):

So, rt = (r+0.5)(t-1)

rt = rt – r + 05t – 0.5

rt – rt + r – 0.5t = -0.5

r – 0.5t = -0.5 (1)

Also, for the slower speed case,

rt = (r-1)(t+3)

rt = rt + 3r -t – 3

rt – rt – 3r + t = -3

-3r + t = -3 (2)

Multiply the 1st equation by 2 and add to the above equation

2r – t = -1

-3r + t = -3

-r = -4

r = 4 km/h is the actual walking rate

Find t using: r -0.5t = -0.5

4 – 0.5t = -0.5

-0.5t = -0.5 – 4

-0.5t = – 4.5

t = 9 hrs actual time

Hence, Dist = Â r x t

4 Â xÂ 9 = 36 km.

**6) A person rowing at the rate of 5km/hr in still water takes thrice as much as time in going 40km upstream as in going 40km downstream. Find the speed of the stream. **

**SOLN:**

Let x = the rate water is flowing

Then,

(5+x) = boat speed downstream

and

(5-x) = boat speed upstream

Let d = distance one way

write a time equation; Time = \(\frac{distance}{time}\)

upstream time = 3 times downstream time

\(\frac{d}{5-x} = 3(\frac{d}{5+x})\)

\(\frac{d}{5-x} = (\frac{3d}{5+x})\)

Cross multiply

d(5+x) = 3d(5-x)

divide both sides d and eliminate it:

5 + x = 3(5 – x)

5 + x = 15 – 3x

x + 3x = 15 – 5

4x = 10

x = \(\frac{10}{4}\)

x = 2.5 km/hr is the rate of the current.

**7) Ramesh travels 760km to his home partly by train and partly by car. He takes 8hours if he travels 160km, by train and the rest by car. He takes 12 minutes more if he travels 240km by train and the rest by car. Find the speed of train and the car respectively.**

**SOLN:**

Let the speed of the train be x km/hour that of the car be y km/hr, we have the following cases

Case I: When Ramesh travels 760 Km by train and the rest by car

Time taken by Ramesh to travel 160 Km by train = \(\frac{160}{x}hrs\)

Total time taken by Ramesh to cover 760Km = Â \(\frac{160}{x}hrs\)

It is given that total time taken in 8 hours

Time taken by Ramesh to travel (760-160) =600 Km by car =\(\frac{600}{y}hrs\)

It is given that total time taken in 8 hours

\(\frac{600}{x}hrs\)

8 (\(\frac{20}{x}hrs\)

\(\frac{20}{x}hrs\)

Case II: When Ramesh travels 240Km by train and the rest by car

Time taken by Ramesh to travel 240 Km by train =\(\frac{240}{x}hrs\)

Time taken by Ramesh to travel (760-240) =520Km by car = \(\frac{520}{y}hrs\)

In this case total time of the journey is 8 hours 12 minutes

\(\frac{240}{x} \)

\(\frac{240}{x} \)

\(\frac{6}{x}\)

120 uÂ = \(\frac{15}{10}\)

u = \(\frac{15}{10}\)

u = \(\frac{1}{80}\)

Now,

u = \(\frac{1}{80}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

X = 80.

And.,

V = \(\frac{1}{100}\)

\(\frac{1}{y}\)

Y = 100

Hence, the speed of the train is 80km/hr.

Speed of car = 100km/hr.

**8) A man travels 600km partly by train and partly by car. If he covers 400km by train and the rest by car, it takes him 6 hours and 30 minutes. But, if he travels 200km by train and the rest by car, he takes half an hour longer. Find the speed of the train and the speed of the car.**

**SOLN:**

Let the speed of the train be x km/hr that of the car be y km/hr, we have following cases,

CASE 1:

When a man travels 600km by train and the rest by car,

Time taken by a man to travel 400km by train = \(\frac{400}{x}hrs\)

Time taken by a man to cover 600km = \(\frac{400}{x}hrs\)

It is given that the total time taken in 8 hours,

\(\frac{400}{x} \)

\(\frac{400}{x} \)

\(\frac{400}{x} \)

200 (\(\frac{2}{x}\)

\(\frac{2}{x}\)

CASE (ii)

When a man travels 200km by train and rest by car

TT by man to travel 200 km = \(\frac{200}{x}\)

TT by man to travel 400 km = \(\frac{400}{y}\)

In this case, total time of the journey in 6hours 30 minutes + 30 minutes that is 7hrs,

\(\frac{200}{x}\)

200 (\(\frac{1}{x}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

Putting \(\frac{1}{x}\)

Then,

2u + 1v = \(\frac{13}{400}\)

1u + 2v = \(\frac{7}{200}\)

By equating,

u = \(\frac{1}{100}\)

By substituting u = \(\frac{1}{100}\)

V =\(\frac{1}{80}\)

Now,

u = \(\frac{1}{100}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

X = 100.

And

V =\(\frac{1}{80}\)

\(\frac{1}{y}\)

Y = 80.

Hence, the speed of the train is 100km/hr.

The speed of the car is 80km/hr.

**9) Places A and B are 80km apart from each other on a highway. A car starts from A and other from B at the same time. If they move in the same direction, they meet in 8hours and if they move in opposite direction, they meet in 1hour and 20 minutes. Find the speeds of the cars.**

**SOLN:**

Let x and y be two cars starting from points A and B respectively.

Let the speed of the car X be x km/hr and that of the car Y be y km/hr.

**Case I:** When two cars move in the same directions:

Suppose two cars meet at point Q, then,

Distance travelled by car X = AQ

Distance travelled by car Y = BQ

It is given that two cars meet in 8 hours.

Distance travelled by car X in 8 hours =8x km.

AQ=8x

Distance travelled by car Yin 8 hours =8y km

BQ =8y

Clearly AQ-BQ = AB

8x â€“8y =80

Both sides divided by 8, we get

xâ€“y =10 .â€“(i)

**Case II:**

When two cars move in opposite direction

Suppose two cars meet at point P, then,

Distance travelled by X car X=AP

Distance travelled by Y car Y=BP

In this case, two cars meet in 1 hour 20 minutes, we can write it as 1 hour = \(\frac{20}{60}\)

Therefore,

Distance travelled by a car Y in \(\frac{4}{3}\)

AP + BP = AB

\(\frac{4}{3}x\)

\(\frac{4}{3}(x+y)\)

( x + y ) = 80 x \(\frac{3}{4}\)

x + y = 60 â€¦â€¦(ii)

By asolving the equations, we get,

X = 35.

By substituting x = 35 in equation (ii) , we get

X + y = 60

35 + y = 60

y = 60 â€“ 35

y = 25.

Hence, speed of car X = 35km/hr.

Speed of car Y = 25 km/hr.

**10) A boat goes 12km upstream and 40km downstream in 8 hours. It can go 16km upstream and 32km downstream in the same time. Find the speed of the boat in still water and the speed of the stream.**

**Soln:**

We have to find the speed of the boat in still water and speed of the stream

Let the speed of the boat in still water be 1 km/hr and the speed of the stream be r km/hr then

Speed upstream = (x- y)km/hr

Sped down stream= (x+ y)km/hr

Now, Time taken to cover 12 km upstream = \(\frac{12}{x-y}hrs\)

Time taken to cover 40 km downstream =Â \(\frac{40}{x+y}hrs\)

But, total time of journey is 8 hours

\(\frac{12}{x-y}\)

Time taken to cover 16 km upstream = Â \(\frac{16}{x-y}\)

x – y Time taken to cover 32km downstream Â = Â \(\frac{32}{x+y}\)

In this case total time of journey is given to 8hrs

\(\frac{16}{x-y}\)

12 u + 40 v = 8

16u + 32 v = 8

12u + 40v â€“ 8 = 0 â€¦.(iii)

16u + 32v â€“ 8 = 0 â€¦.(iv)

Solving these equations by cross multiplication, we get,

u= \(\frac{1}{4}\)

v= \(\frac{1}{8}\)

Now,

u = \(\frac{1}{x-y}\)

\(\frac{1}{x-y}\)

4 = x-yÂ â€¦â€¦(v)

And

v = \(\frac{1}{x+y}\)

\(\frac{1}{x+y}\)

x+y = 8Â â€¦..(vi)

By solving equation (v) and (vi) we get,

X = 6.

x+y =8

6 + y = 8

y = 8-6

y = 2

Hence, the speed of boat in still water is 6km/hr.

The speed of the stream is 2km/hr.

**11) Â Roohi travels 300km to her home partly by train and partly by bus. She takes 4hours if she travels 60km by train and the remaining by bus. If she travels 100kms by train and the remaining by bus, she takes 10 minutes longer. Find the speed of the train and the bus separately.**

**SOLN:**

Let the speed of the train be X km/hr that of the bus be y km/hr, we have the following cases,

CASE 1:

When Roohi travels 300km by train and rest by bus,

Time taken by Roohi to travel 60km by train = \(\frac{60}{x}hrs\)

Time taken by Roohi to trave (300-60) = 240 km by bus = \(\frac{240}{y}hrs\)

Total time taken by Rohi to cover 300km = \(\frac{60}{x}hrs\)

It is given that total time taken in 4hours

\(\frac{60}{x}\)

60(\(\frac{1}{x}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

CASE (ii)

When Roohi travels 100km by train and the rest by bus,

Time taken by Roohi to travel 100km by train = \(\frac{100}{x}\)

Time taken by Roohi to travel (300-100) = 200km by bus = \(\frac{200}{y}\)

In this case total time of the journey is 4 hours 10 minutes

\(\frac{100}{x}\)

\(\frac{100}{x}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

1u + 4v = \(\frac{1}{15}\)

1u + 2v = \(\frac{1}{24}\)

Subtracting equation (iv) from (iii) we get,

v = \(\frac{1}{80}\)

1u = \(\frac{20-15}{300}\)

1u = \(\frac{5}{300}\)

u = \(\frac{1}{60}\)

Now,

u = \(\frac{1}{60}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

x = 60.

And,

v = \(\frac{1}{80}\)

\(\frac{1}{y}\)

Hence, the speed of the train is 60km/hr.

The speed of the bus is 80km/hr.

**12) Ritu can row downstream 20km in 2hours, and upstream 4km in 2hours. Find her speed of rowing in still water and the spees of the current.**

**Soln:**

Let the speed of rowing be â€˜Xâ€™km/hr and the speed of the current be â€˜Yâ€™km/hr,

Speed upstream = (x-y) km/hr.

Speed downstream = (x+y) km/hr.

Now,

Time taken to cover 20km downstream = \(\frac{20}{x+y}hrs\)

Time taken to cover 4km upstream = \(\frac{4}{x-y}hrs\)

But, time taken to cover 20km downstream in 2hours,

\(\frac{20}{x+y}\)

20 = 2(x+y)

20 = 2x+2y â€¦â€¦(i)

Time Taken to cover 20km downstream in 2hours

\(\frac{20}{x+y}\)

20 = 2(x+y)

20 = 2x+2y â€¦..(ii)

By solving (i) and (ii) we get,

2y Â = 8

Y = 4

Hence, speed of rowing in still water is 6km/hr.

Speed of current is 4km/hr.

**13)Â A mother boat can travel 30km upstream and 28km downstream in 7hours. It can travel 21km upstream and return in 5 hours. Find the speed of the boat in still water and speed of the stream.**

**SOLN:**

Let the speed of A and B be X km/hr and Ykm/hr respectively. Then,

Time taken by A to cover 30km = \(\frac{30}{x}\)

And, time taken by B to cover 30km =Â \(\frac{30}{y}\)

By the given conditions, we have,

\(\frac{30}{x}\)

\(\frac{10}{x}\)

If A doubles his pace, then speed of A is 2x km/hr

Time taken by A to cover 30km = \(\frac{30}{2x}\)

Time taken by B to cover 30km = \(\frac{30}{y}\)

According to given condition we have,

\(\frac{30}{y}\)

10u â€“ 10v = 1

10u â€“ 10v = 0â€¦â€¦..(iii)

-10u + 20v = 1

-10u + 20v-1 = 0â€¦â€¦.(iv)

Adding equations (iii) and(iv), we get,

V = \(\frac{1}{5}\)

Putting v = \(\frac{1}{5}\)

10u â€“ 10v â€“ 1 = 0

10u â€“ 3 = 0

U = \(\frac{3}{10}\)

\(\frac{1}{x}\)

X = \(\frac{10}{3}\)

And, v = \(\frac{1}{5}\)

\(\frac{1}{y}\)

Y = 5

Hence, the Aâ€™s speed is \(\frac{10}{3}\)

Then Bâ€™s speed is 5km/hr.

**Q 14. Abdul travelled 300 km by train and 200 km by taxi, it took him 5 hours and 30 mins. But if he travels 260 km by train and 240 km by taxi he takes 6 mins longer. Find the speed of the train and that of the taxi. **

Ans: Â Â Let the speed of the train be x km/hour that of the taxi be y km/hr, we have the following cases

Case I: When Abdul travels 300 Km by train and the 200 Km by taxi

Time taken by Abdul to travel 300 Km by train – \( \frac{300}{x} hrs\)

Time taken by Abdul to travel 200 Km by taxi – \( \frac{200}{y}\)

Total time taken by Abdul to cover 500 Km – \(\frac{300}{x} + \frac{200}{y}\)

It is given that total time taken in 5 hours 30 minutes

\(\frac{300}{x} + \frac{200}{y} = 5 hours\ 30 minutes\)

\(100( \frac{3}{x} + \frac{2}{y}) = 5 \frac{30}{60}\)

\(100( \frac{3}{x} + \frac{2}{y}) = 5 \frac{1}{2}\)

\(100( \frac{3}{x} + \frac{2}{y}) = \frac{11}{2}\)

\(( \frac{3}{x} + \frac{2}{y}) = \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{100}\)

\(\frac{3}{x} + \frac{2}{y} = \frac{11}{200}\)

Case II: When Abdul travels 260 km by train and the 240 km by taxi

Time taken by abdul to travel 260 km by train = \(\frac{260}{x} hrs\)

Time taken by Abdul to travel 240 km by taxi = \(\frac{240}{y} hrs\)

In this case, total time of the journey is 5 hours 36 minutes.

\(\frac{260}{x} + \frac{240}{y} = 5hrs\ 36 minutes\)

\(\frac{260}{x} + \frac{240}{y} = 5 \frac{36}{60}\)

\(\frac{260}{x} + \frac{240}{y} = 5 \frac{6}{10}\)

\(\frac{260}{x} + \frac{240}{y} = 5 \frac{3}{5}\)

\(20 (\frac{13}{x} + \frac{12}{y}) = \frac{28}{5}\)

\((\frac{13}{x}) = \frac{28}{5} \times \frac{1}{20}\)

\(\frac{13}{x} + \frac{12}{y} = \frac{7}{25}\)

Putting \(\frac{1}{x} = u\ and\ \frac{1}{y} = v\)

\(3u + 2v = \frac{11}{200}\)

\(13u+12v = \frac{7}{25}\)

Multiplying equation (iii) by 6, the above equation becomes

\(18u+12v= \frac{33}{100}\)

Subtracting equation (iv) from (v) we get

\(5u = \frac{33}{100} – \frac{7}{25}\)

\(5u = \frac{33}{100} – \frac{7 \times 4}{25 \times 4}\)

\(5u = \frac{33}{100} – \frac{28}{100}\)

\(5u = \frac{33-28}{100}\)

\(5u = \frac{5}{100}\)

\(u = \frac{5}{100} \times \frac{1}{5}\)

\(u = \frac{1}{100}\)

Putting \(u = \frac{1}{100}\)

\(3u + 2v = \frac{11}{200}\)

\(3 \times \frac{1}{100} +2v = \frac{11}{200}\)

\(\frac{3}{100} + 2v = \frac{11}{200}\)

\(2v = \frac{11}{200} – \frac{3}{100}\)

\(2v = \frac{11}{200} – \frac{3 \times 2}{100 \times 2}\)

\(2v = \frac{11-6}{200}\)

\(2v = \frac{5}{200}\)

\(v = \frac{1}{2}\)

\(v = \frac{1}{80}\)

Now,

\(u = \frac{1}{100}\)

x = 100

And,

\(v = \frac{1}{80}\)

\(\frac{1}{y} = \frac{1}{80}\)

y = 80

Hence, the speed of the train is 100 km/hr

The speed of the taxi is 80 km/hr.

**Q 15. A train covered a certain distance at a uniform speed. If the train could have been 10 km/hr faster, it would have taken 2 hours less than the scheduled time and if the train were slower by 10 km/hr; it would have taken 3 hours more than the scheduled time. Find the distance covered by the train.**

**Answer :**

Let the actual speed of the train be x km/hr and the actual time is taken by y hours. Then,

Distance = Speed x Time

Distance covered=(xy) km â€¦.(i)

If the speed is increased by 10Km I hr , then the time of journey is reduced by 2 hours.

when speed is (x+10)km I hr , time of journey is (y-2)hours.

Therefore, Distance covered=(x+ I0)(y- 2)

xy=(x+10)(y-2)

xy = xy +10y â€” 2x â€”20

â€”2x +10y â€”20 = 0

â€”2x + 3y â€”12 = 0â€¦..(ii)

When the speed is reduced by I0Km/hr, then the time of journey is increased by 3hours.

when speed is (x â€”10)Km/hr , time of journey is (y+3)hours.

Hence, Distance covered=(x â€” I0)(y + 3)

xy=(x-10)(y+3)

0 = â€”10y+3x-30

3x-10y-30=0 â€¦.(iii)

Thus, we obtain the following system of equations: â€”x +5y â€”10 =0

– x +5y – 10 = 0

3x – 10y – 30 = 0

By using cross-multiplication, we have

\(\frac{x}{5x – 30 – (-10) \times -10} = \frac{-y}{(-1 \times -30) – (3x – 10)} = \frac{1}{(-1 \times -10) – (3 \times 5)}\)

\(\frac{x}{-150-100} = \frac{-y}{30 + 30} = \frac{1}{10-15}\)

\(\frac{x}{-250} = \frac{-y}{60} = \frac{1}{-5}\)

x = \(\frac{-250}{-5}\)

x = 50

y = \(\frac{-60}{-5}\)

y = 12

Putting the values of x and y in equation (i), we obtain

Distance = xy km

= 50 x 12

= 600 km

Hence, the length of the journey is 600 km

**16) Places A and B are 100km apart on a highway. One car starts from A and another from B at the same time. If the cars travel in the same direction at different speeds they meet in 5 hours. If they travel towards each other, they meet in 1 hour. What are the speeds of two cars?**

**SOLN:**

Let x and y be two cars starting from points A and B respectively.

Let the speed of the car X be x km/hr and that of the car Y be y km/hr.

Case I: When two cars move in the same directions: Suppose two cars meet at point Q, then,

Distance travelled by car X=AQ

Distance travelled by car Y=BQ

It is given that two cars meet in 5 hours.

Distance travelled by car X in 5 hours =5x km AQ= 5x

Distance travelled by car Y in 5 hours = 5y km BQ= 5y

Clearly AQ-BQ = AB 5x â€”Sy = 100

Both sides divided by 5, we get xâ€”y = 20 â€¦â€¦.(i)

Case II: When two cars move in opposite direction

Suppose two cars meet at point P, then,

Distance travelled by X car X=AP

Distance travelled by Y car Y=BP

In this case, two cars meet in 1 hour

Therefore, Distance traveled by car y in hours = lx km

Distance traveled by car y in 1 hours = ly km

AP + BP = AB

1x + 1y = 100

X + y = 100

By solving, x = 60,

Substituting x=60 in equation, we get,

X+y = 100

60 + y=100

Y = 40

Hence, the speed of car X is 60km/hr.

Speed of car Y = 40km/hr.