Races & games of skill - Online Quiz


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Q 1 - At a game billiards, A can give B 10 points in 60 and he can give C 15 in 60. How many can B can give C in a game of 90?

A - 9

B - 8

C - 7

D - 6

Answer : A

Explanation

If A score 60 points, B score 50 points and C score 45 points.
When B scores 50 points, C scores 45 points.
When B scores 90 points, C scores (45/50 *90) points = 81 points.
∴ B can give C, 9 points   in a game of 90.

Q 2 - A can run 20 m while B runs 25 m. In a km race, B beats A by:

A - 125m

B - 200m

C - 225m

D - 250m

Answer : B

Explanation

In a 25m race, B beats A by 5 m.
In a km race , B beats A by (5/25*1000) m = 200m

Q 3 - A can run 1 km in 4 min.54 sec. and B in 5 min. How many meters start can A give B in a km race so that the race may end in a dead heat?

A - 16m

B - 18m

C - 20m

D - 22m

Answer : C

Explanation

Distance covered by B in 6 sec. =(1000/300*6)m = 20m
 ∴  A beats B by 20 m.
For a dead heat race, A must give B a start of 20m.

Q 4 - In a 500 m race, the ratio of the speeds of A and B is 3:4. A has a start of 140m. A wins by:

A - 10m

B - 20m

C - 40m

D - 60m

Answer : B

Explanation

.To reach  the winning  post A has to cover (500-140)m = 360m
 While A covers 3 m , B covers 4 m.
While A  covers 360m , B covers (4/3*360)m = 480m
∴    A wins by 20 m.

Q 5 - A runs 7/4 times as fast as B. if A gives B a start of 60m , how far must the winning post be in order that A and B reach it at the same time ?

A - 140m

B - 105m

C - 80m

D - 45m

Answer : A

Explanation

Ratio of the rates of A and B = 7:4
 3m are gained by A in a race of 7m .
60m  are gained by A in a race of (7/3*60)m =  140m.

Q 6 - In a race of 200 m, A can beat by 31m and C by 18m. In a race of 350m, C will beat B by

A - 22.75m

B - 18m

C - 25m

D - 32m

Answer : C

Explanation

A :B:C =  200: 169: 182
 ∴      C/B = (182*350/182)/ (169*350/182) =  350/325 
Thus  when C covers  350m,  B covers 325m.
∴ C beats B by 25 m .

Q 7 - In a game of 100 points , A can give B 20 points and C 28 points. Then, B can give C:

A - 8 points

B - 10 points

C - 12 points

D - 14 points

Answer : B

Explanation

A:B:C = 100:80:72
 ∴     B:C = 80/72 =10/9 =100/90
If B scores 100, then C  scores 90.
Hence, B can give C 10 points.

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