Aptitude - Boats & Streams Online Quiz


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Q 1 - A man columns 30 km downstream and 18 km upstream, taking 5 hours every time. Every time what is the speed of the current?

A - 1.2 km/hr

B - 1 km/hr

C - 2 km/hr

D - 1.5 km/hr

Answer : A

Explanation

Speed downstream = 30/5 km/hr = 6km/hr`Speed upstream = 18/5 km/hr = 3.6 km/hr`Speed of the current = 1/2 (6-3.6) km/hr = 2.4/2 km/hr = 1.2 km/hr

Q 2 - A man can push 8km/hr in still water. At the point when the waterway is running at 2km/hr it takes him 3hrs 12min to line to a spot and backs. How far is the spot?

A - 9 km

B - 10 km

C - 11 km

D - 12 km

Answer : D

Explanation

Speed downstream (8+2) km/hr=10km/hr.`Speed upstream= (8-2) km/hr=6km/hr.`Let the required separation be x km. at that point,`X/10+x/6+16/5=>3x+5x=96=>8x=96=>x=12.`Required separation =12 km.

Q 3 - A boat is paddled downstream at 15.5km/hr and upstream at 8.5km/hr. The rate of the stream is:

A - 3.5 km/hr

B - 5.75 km/hr

C - 6.5 km/hr

D - 7 km/hr

Answer : A

Explanation

Speed downstream =15.5km/hr, Speed upstream =8.5km/hr.`Speed of the stream=1/2(15.5-8.5) km/hr=3.5 km/hr

Q 4 - A steamer goes downstream starting with one port then onto the next in 4 hours. It covers the same separation upstream in 5 hours. In the event that the velocity of the stream is 2km/hr, the separation between the two ports is:

A - 50 km

B - 60 km

C - 70 km

D - 80 km

Answer : D

Explanation

Let the distance between the two ports be x km. Then,`Speed downstream =x/4 km/hr, Speed upstream=x/5 km/hr.`Speed of the stream=1/2(x/4-x/5).`∴ 1/2 (x/4- x/5) = 2 => x/4 -x /5 = 4 => x = 80.`Hence, the distance between the two ports is 80 km.

Q 5 - The pace of a watercraft in still water is 15km/hr. It can go 30 km upstream and return downstream to the first point in 4hrs 30min. The velocity of the stream is:

A - 5 km/hr

B - 8 km/hr

C - 10 km/hr

D - 15 km/hr.

Answer : A

Explanation

Let the speed of the stream be x km/hr.`Speed downstream= (15+x) km/hr, Speed upstream= (15-x) km/hr`30/ (15+x) + 30/ (15-x) = 54/60 => 30/ (15+x) + 30/ (15-x) =9/2.`=> 1/ (15+x) + 1/ (15-x) = 9/2*30= 3/20`=> (15-x) + (15+x) / (15+x) (15-x) = 3/20.`=> 3 (225-x2) = 600 => 3x2 = 75`=> x2 = 25 => x=5.`Speed of stream = 5 km/hr.

Q 6 - In a waterway, a man takes 3 hours in paddling 3 km upstream or 15km downstream. What is the rate of the current?

A - 2 km/hr

B - 4 km/hr

C - 6 km/hr

D - 9 km/hr.

Answer : A

Explanation

Speed upstream =3/3 km/hr =1 km/hr.`Speed downstream =15/3 km/hr=5 km/hr.`Speed of current =1/2 (5-1) km/hr =2 km/hr

Q 7 - A boat goes 24km upstream and 28 km downstream in 6 hours. It goes 30km upstream and 21km downstream in 6 hours and 30 min. The rate of the vessel in still water is:

A - 4 km/hr

B - 6 km/hr

C - 10 km/hr

D - 14 km/hr.

Answer : C

Explanation

Let the speed of the boat in still water be x km/hr and the speed of the stream be y km/hr.`Then, Speed upstream = (x-y) km/hr, Speed downstream = (x+y) km/hr`24/(x-y) + 28/ (x + y) = 6 => 24a + 28b = 6, where x-y = 1/a and x + y = 1/b`=>12a + 14 b = 3`30/ (x-y) + 21/ (x+y) = 13/2 => 60a + 42 b = 13`On solving (i) and (ii), we get: 28b =2 => b = 1/14 and a = 1/6`∴ (x-y=6 and x+y = 14) => x = 10, y=4.`Speed of the boat in still water=10 km/hr

Q 8 - A man can push seventy five percent of a kilometer against the stream in 45/4min. what's more, return in 15/2min. The velocity of the man in still water is:

A - 2 km/hr

B - 3 km/hr

C - 4 km/hr

D - 5 km/hr

Answer : D

Explanation

Distance covered upstream in 45/4 min =3/4 km.`Distance covered upstream in 1 hr = (3/4*4/45*60) km/hr = 4 km /hr.`Distance covered upstream in 15/2 min = 3/4 km.`Distance covered upstream in 1 hr = (3/4*2/15*60) km/hr = 6 km/hr`Speed of the man in still water = 1/2 (6 +4) km/hr = 5 km/hr

Q 9 - A boatman goes 2km against the current of stream in 40 min. what's more, comes back to the same spot in 30 min. What is his rate of paddling in still water?

A - 5 km/hr

B - 6 km/hr

C - 7 km/hr

D - 8 km/hr

Answer : C

Explanation

Distance covered upstream in 40min = 4 km.`Distance covered upstream in 60 min = (4/40*60) km= 6 km`Distance covered downstream a in 30 min = 4 km`Distance covered downstream in 60 min = (4/30 * 60) km = 8 km.`Speed upstream =3 km/hr, speed downstream =4 km/hr.`Speed in still water = 1/2 (6 +8) km/hr=7 km /hr.

Q 10 - The current of a stream keeps running at 4km 60 minutes. A boat goes 6 km and back to the beginning stage in 2hour. The rate of the boat in still water is:

A - 6 km/hr

B - 7.5 km/hr

C - 8 km/hr

D - 6.8 km/hr

Answer : C

Explanation

Let the speed in still water be x km/hr. Then,`Speed downstream = (x+ 4) km/hr, speed upstream = (x-4) km/hr.`6/(x+4) + 6 /(x-4) = 2 => 1/(x+4) +1/(x-4)=2/6 =1/3 =>(x+4)+(x-4)/x2-16=1/3 =>x2-16=6x`=> x2 -6x-16=0=> (x-8) (x+2) = 0 => x = 8.∴ Speed of boat in still water = 8 km/hr.


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