# CAT Quantitative Aptitude Questions | CAT Time Speed and Distance & Races

###### CAT Questions | Speed Time | Relative Speed

The question is from the topic relative speed. It discusses about meeting point of two buses travelling at different speeds in opposite directions. Time, Speed and Distance is a favorite part in CAT Exam, and appears more often than expected in the CAT Quantitative Aptitude section in the CAT Exam

Question 11: 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 60kmph. 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 60kmph. When and where will the two buses cross each other?

1. 300 kms from M
2. 280 kms from M
3. 305 kms from M
4. 295 kms from M

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##### Method of solving this CAT Question from Time Speed Distance: Two buses traveling in opposite directions will definitely cross each other, the question is when?

Bus A
Travels 200km @ 40kmph
the next 200km @ 50kmph and
the final 200km @ 60kmph

So, Bus A will be at a distance of 200km from city M after 5 hours, and at a distance of 400km after 9 hours, and reach N after 12 hours and 20 mins

Bus B
Travels at an overall average speed of 50kmph, so will take 12 hours for the entire trip.
So, Bus B will travel 160 kms in the first 4 hours , 200 kms in the next 4 hours and 240 in the final 4 hours
So, both buses cross each other when they are in their middle legs.

After 5 hours, bus A will be at a position 200kms from city M. At the same time, bus B will be at a distance 210kms from city N (4 * 40 + 50).

The distance between them will be 190kms (600 - 200 - 210). Relative speed = Sum of the the two speeds = 50 + 50 = 100 kmph.

Time taken = $$frac{190}{100}\\$= 1.9 hours. = 1 hour and 54 minutes. So, the two buses will meet after 6 hours and 54 minutes. Bus B will have travelled 210 + 95 = 305 kms. So, the two buses will meet at a point that is 305 kms from City N and 295 kms from city A. The question is "When and where will the two buses cross each other? ##### Hence, the buses cross 295 kms from city A. Choice D is the correct answer. ###### Fabulous 5,000 off on CAT Online Courses. Valid until 16th May ###### Already have an Account? ###### CAT Coaching in ChennaiCAT 2021Enroll at 49,000/- 44,000/- Online Classroom Batches Starting Now! ###### Best CAT Coaching in Chennai Introductory offer of 5000/- Attend a Demo Class ###### Best Indore IPM & Rohtak IPM CoachingSignup and sample 9 full classes for free. Register now! ## CAT Preparation Online | CAT Arithmetic Videos On YouTube #### Other useful sources for Arithmetic Question | Time Speed Distance and Races Sample Questions ##### Where is 2IIM located? 2IIM Online CAT Coaching A Fermat Education Initiative, 58/16, Indira Gandhi Street, Kaveri Rangan Nagar, Saligramam, Chennai 600 093 ##### How to reach 2IIM? Phone:$91) 44 4505 8484
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