QA – Placement Quizzes | Work and Wages | Question 2

A and B took a job to be completed in 20 days. They started working together and after 12 days, C joined them and the whole job finished in 15 days. How much time would C require to complete the job if only C was hired?
(A) 15
(B) 12
(C) 10
(D) 8


Answer: (B)

Explanation: Let the total job be 20 units. It is given that A and B took the job to be completed in 20 days.
=> Combined efficiency of A and B = 20/20 = 1 unit / day
Now, job done in 12 days = 12 units
=> Job Left = 8 units
Now, this remaining 8 units of job has been done by all A, B and C together.
Let the efficiency of C be ‘x’.
=> Combined efficiency of A, B and C = 1+x units/ day
Now, with this efficiency, the job got completed in 3 more days.
=> Job done in 3 days = 3 x (1+x) = 8 units
=> x = 5/3
Therefore, efficiency of C = x = 5/3 units / day
Hence, time required by C alone to do the job = 20/(5/3) = 12 days

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