1. Worker A takes 8 hours to do a job. Worker B takes 10 hours to do the same Job. How long should it take both A and B, working together but independently, to do the same job? (4 4/9

2. A and B together can complete a piece of work in 4 days. If A alone can complete the same work in 12 days, in how many days can B alone complete that work? (6 days)

3. A can do a piece of work in 7 days of 9 hours each and B can do it in 6 days of 7 Hours each. How long will they take to do it, working together 8 hours a day? (3)

4. A and B can do a piece of work in 18 days; Band C can do it in 24 days A and C can do it in 36 days. In how many days will A, Band C finish it together and separately? (16, 48, 28 4/5, 144)

5. A is twice as good a workman as B and together they finish a piece in 18 days. In how many days will A alone finish the work? (27)

6. A can do a certain job in 12 days. B is 60% more efficient than A. How many days does B alone take to do the same job?

7. A can do a piece of work in 80 days. He works at it for 10 days B alone finishes the remaining work in 42 days. In how much time will A and B working together, finish the work? (30)

8. A and B undertake to do a piece of work for Rs.600. A can do it in 6 days while B alone can do it in 8 days. With the help of C, they finish it in 3 days. Find the share of each. (300, 225, 75)

9. A and B working separately can do a piece of work in 9 and 12 days respectively,If they work for a day alternately,A beginning,in how many days,the work will be completed?(10¼)

10. 45 men can complete a work in 16 days. Six days after they started working, 30 more men joined them. How many days will they now take to complete the remaining work?(6)

11. 2 men and 3 boys can do a piece of work in 10days while 3 men and 2 boys can do the same work in 8 days. In how many days can 2 men and 1 boy do the work? (12 ½ days)

__EXERCISE__1. A does a work in 10 days and B does the same work in 15 days. In how many days they together will do the same work?(6)

2. A can finish a work in 18 days and B can do the same work in half the time taken by A. Then, working together, what part of the same work they can finish in a day? (1/6)

3. A tyre has two punctures. The first puncture alone would have made the tyre flat in 9 minutes and the second alone would have done it in 6 minutes. If air leaks out at a constant rate, how long does it take both the punctures together to make it flat? (3 3/5)

4. A, B and C can complete a piece of work in 24, 6 and 12 days respectively. Working together, they will complete the same work in : (3 3/7)

5. A man can do a job in 15 days. His father takes 20 days and his son finishes it in 25 days. How long will they take to complete the job if they all work together? (appro 6.4)

6. A man can do a piece of work in 5 days, but with the help of his son, he can do it in 3 days. In what time can the son do it alone? (7 ½ )

7. A can lay railway track between two given stations in 16 days and B can do the same job in 12 days. With the help of C, they did the job in 4 days only. Then, C alone can do the job in(9 3/5)

8. A takes twice as much time as B or thrice as much time to finish a piece of work. Working together, they can finish the work in 2 days. B can do the work alone in : (6)

9. X can do ¼ of a work in 10 days, Y can do 40% of the work in 40 days and Z can do 1/3 of the work in 13 days. Who will complete the work first? (Z)

10. P, Q and R are three typists who working simultaneously can type 216 pages in 4 hours. In one hour, R can type as many pages more than Q as Q can type more than P. During a period of five hours, R can type as many pages as P can during seven hours. How many pages does each of them type per hour? (15, 18, 21)

11. Ronald and Elan are working on an assignment. Ronald takes 6 hours to type 32 pages on a computer, while Elan takes 5 hours to type 40 pages. How much time will they take, working together on two different computers to type an assignment of 110 pages(8 hrs 15 mins)

12. Two workers A and B are engaged to do a work. A working alone takes 8 hours more to complete the job than if both worked together. If B worked alone, he would need 4 ½ hours more to complete the job than they both working together. What time would they take to do the work together? (6)

13. P can complete a work in 12 days working 8 hours a day. Q can complete the same work in 8 days working 10 hours a day. If both P and Q work together, working 8 hours a day, in how many days can they complete the work? ( 5 5/11)

14. A can do a piece of work in 4 hours; B and C together can do it in 3 hours, while A and C together can do it in 2 hours. How long will B alone take to do it? (10)

15. A and B can do a work in 8 days, B and C can do the same work in 12 days. A, B and C together can finish it in 6 days. A and C together will do it in : (8)

16. 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? (120)

17. A and B can do a piece of work in 5 days; B and C can do it in 7 days; A and C can do it in 4 days. Who among these will take the least time if put to do it alone? (A)

18. A and B can do a work in 12 days, B and C in 15 days, C and A in 20 days. If A, B and C work together, they will complete the work in : (12)

19. A can do a certain work in the same time in which B and C together can do it. If A and B together could do it in 10 days and C alone in 50 days, then B alone could do it in (25)

20. A works twice as fast as B. If B can complete a work in 12 days independently, the number of days in which A and B can together finish the work is :(4)

21. A is twice as good a workman as B and together they finish a piece of work in 14 days. The number of days taken by A alone to finish the work is : (21)

22. A is thrice as good a workman as B and therefore is able to finish a job in j50 days less than B. Working together, they can do it in : (22 ½ )

23. A and B can do a job together in 7 days. A is 1 ¾ times as efficient as B. The same 4 job can be done by A alone in : (11)

24. Sakshi can do a piece of work in 20 days. Tanya is 25% more efficient than Sakshi. The number of days taken by Tanya to do the same piece of work is : (16)

25. A is 30% more efficient than B. How much time will they, working together, take to complete a job which A alone could have done in 23 days? (13)

26. A does half as much work as B in three-fourth of the time. If together they take 18 days to complete the work, how much time shall B take to do it? (30)

27. A is 50% as efficient as B. C does half of the work done by A and B together. If C alone does the work in 40 days, then A, B and C together can do the work in : (13 1/3)

28. Two workers A and B working together completed a job in 5 days. If A worked twice as efficiently as he actually did and B worked 1/3 as efficiently as he actually did, the work would have been completed in 3 days. A alone could complete the work in : (6 ¼ )

29. A can do a work in 15 days and B in 20 days. If they work on it together for 4 days, then the fraction of the work that is left is : (8/15)

30. A can finish a work in 18 days and B can do the same work in 15 days. B worked foi 10 days and left the job. In how many days, A alone can finish the remaining work? (6)

31. A and B can complete a work in 15 days and 10 days respectively. They started doing the work together but after 2 days B had to leave and A alone completed the remaining work. The whole work was completed in : (12)

32. A can finish a work in 24 days, B in 9 days and C in 12 days. B and C start the work but are forced to leave after 3 days. The remaining work was done by A in : (10)

33. A machine P can print one lakh books in 8 hours; machine Q can print the same number of books in 10 hours while machine R can print them in 12 hours. All the machines are started at 9 a.m. while machine P is closed at 11 a.m. and the remaining two machines complete the work. Approximately at what time will the work be finished? (1 p.m)

34. A and B can do a piece of work in 30 days, while B and C can do the same work in 24 days and C and A in 20 days. They all work together for 10 days when B and C leave. How many days more will A take to finish the work? (18)

35. X and Y can do a piece of work in 20 days and 12 days respectively. X started the work alone and then after 4 days Y joined him till the completion of the work. How long did the work last? (10)

36. A and B can together finish a work in 30 days. They worked together for 20 days and then B left. After another 20 days, A finished the remaining work. In how many days A alone can finish the job? (60)

37. X can do a piece of work in 40 days. He works at it for 8 days arid then Y finished it in 16 days. How long will they together take to complete the work? (13 1/3 )

38. A, B and C together can complete a piece of work in 10 days. All the three started working at it together and after 4 days A left. Then B and C together completed the work in 10 more days. A alone could complete the work in : (25)

39. A does 4/5 of a work in 20 days. He then calls in B and they together finish the remaining work in 3 days. How long B alone would take to do the whole work? (37 ½ )

40. A and B together can do a piece of work in 30 days. A having worked for 16 days, B finishes the remaining work alone in 44 days. In how many days shall B finish the whole work alone?(60)

41. A and B together can do a piece of work in 12 days, which B and C together can do in 16 days. After A has been working at it for 5 days and B for 7 days, C finishes it in 13 days. In how many days C alone will do the work? (24)

42. A and B can do a piece of work in 45 days and 40 days respectively. They began to do the work together but A leaves after some days and then B completed the remaining work in 23 days. The number of days after which A left the work was : (9)

43. 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 (10 1/5)

44. A, B and C can complete a work separately in 24, 36 and 48 days respectively. They started together but C left after 4 days of start and A left 3 days before the completion of the work. In how many days will the work be completed? (15)

45. A, B and C together earn Rs. 300 per day, while A and C together earn Rs. 188 and B and C together earn Rs. 152. The daily earning of C is : (40)

46. A, B and C are employed to do a piece of work for Rs. 529. A and B together are supposed to do 19/23 of the work and B and C together 8/23 of the work. What amount should A be paid?(345)

47. Kim can do a work in 3 days while David can do the same work in 2 days. Both of them finish the work together and get Rs. 150. What is the share of Kim? (60)

48. If A can do ¼ of a work in 3 days and B can do 1/6 of the same work in 4 days, how much will A get if both work together and are paid Rs. 180 in all? (120)

49. A alone can do a piece of work in 6 days and B alone in 8 days. A and B undertook to do it for Rs. 3200. With the help of C, they completed the work in 3 days. How much is to be paid to C?(400)

50. A sum of money is sufficient to pay As wages for 21 days and B’s wages for 28 days. The same money is sufficient to pay the wages of both for (12)

51. A can do a piece of work in 10 days&B in 15 days.They work for 5 days.The rest of the work was finished by C in 2 days.If they get Rs. 1500 for the whole work, the daily wages of B and C are (225)

52. A and B together can complete a work in 12 days.. A alone can complete it in 20 days. If B does the work only for half a day daily, then in how many days A and B together will complete the work? (15)

53. A alone can complete a work in 16 days and B alone in 12 days. Starting with A, they work on alternate days. The total work will be completed in : (13 ¾ )

54. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 11 days, 20 days and 55 days respectively, working alone. How soon can the work be done if A is assisted by B and C on alternate days?(8)

55. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 20, 30 and 60 days respectively. In how many days can A do the work if he is assisted by B and C on every third day?(15 days)

56. A and B can separately do a piece of work in 20 arid 15 days respectively. They worked together for 6 days, after which B was replaced by C. If the work was finished in next 4 days, then the number of days in which C alone could do the work will be : (40)

57. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 36, 54 and 72 days respectively. They started the work but A left 8 days before the completion of the work while B left 12 days before the completion. The number of days for which C worked is : (24)

58. Twenty women can do a work in sixteen days. Sixteen men can complete the same work in fifteen days. What is the ratio between the capacity of a man and a woman? (4:3)

59. 10 men can complete a piece of work in 15 days and 15 women can complete the same work in 12 days. If all the 10 men and 15 women work together, in how many days will the work get completed? (6 2/3 )

60. Seven men can complete a work in 12 days. They started the work and after 5 days, two men left. In how many days will the work be completed by the remaining men?

61. 12 men complete a work in 9 days. After they have worked for 6 days, 6 more men join them. How many days will they take to complete the remaining work? (2)

62. Three men, four women and six children can complete a work in seven days. A woman does double the work a man does and a child does half the work a man does. How many women alone can complete this work in 7 days? (7)

63. A man, a woman and a boy can complete a job in 3, 4 and 12 days respectively. How 1 many boys must assist 1 man and 1 woman to complete the job in ¼ of a day? (41)

64. 10 men and 15 women together can complete a work in 6 days. It takes 100 days for one man alone to complete the same work. How many days will be required for one woman alone to complete the same work?

65. 12 men can complete a piece of work in 4 days, while 15 women can complete the same work in 4 days. 6 men start working on the job and after working for 2 days, all of them stopped working. How many women should be put on the job to complete the remaining work, if it is to be completed in 3 days? (15)

66. Twelve children take sixteen days to complete a work which can be completed by eight adults in twelve days. Sixteen adults started working and after three days ten adults, left and four children joined them. How many days will they take to complete the remaining work?

67. 10 women can complete a work in 7 days and 10 children take 14 days to complete the work. How many days will 5 women and 10 children take to complete the work? (7)

68. Sixteen men can complete a work in twelve days. Twenty four children can complete the same work in eighteen days. Twelve men and eight children started working and after eight days three more children joined them. How many days will they now take to complete the remaining work? (4)

69. Twenty four men can complete a work in sixteen days. Thirty-two women can complete the same work in twenty – four days.Sixteen men and sixteen women started working and worked for twelve days.How many more men are to be added to” complete the remaining work in 2 days?(24)

70. 5 men and 2 boys working together can do four times as much work as a man and a boy. Working capacities of a woman and a boy are in the ratio : (2:1)

71. If 12 men and 16 boys can do a piece of work in 5 days; 13 men and 24 boys can do it in 4 days, then the ratio of the daily work done by a man to that of a boy is : (2 : 1)

72. 4 men and 6 women can complete a work in 8 days, while 3 men and 7 women can complete it in 10 days. In how many days will 10 women complete it? (40)

73. One man, 3 women and 4 boys can do a piece of work in 96 hours, 2 men and 8 boys can do it in 80 hours, 2 men and 3 women can do it in 120 hours. 5 men and 12 boys can do it in (43 7/11 )

74. If 6 men and 8 boys can do a piece of work in 10 days while 26 men and 48 boys can do the same in 2 days, the time taken by 15 men and 20 boys in doing the same type of work will be (4)