Aptitude - Boats & Streams Online Quiz


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Q 1 - A man can push 6 km/hr in still water. It takes him twice as long to line up as to column down the river. Find the rate of the stream.

A - 1.2 km/hr

B - 1 km/hr

C - 2 km/hr

D - 1.5 km/hr

Answer : C

Explanation

Let men's rate upstream be x km/hr`At that point, men's rate downstream = 1/2 (2x+x) km/hr = 3x/2 km/hr`And there 4; 3x/2 =6 <=> x= (2*6)/3 =4.`And there 4: 4 km/hr, rate downstream = (2*4) km/hr = 8 km/hr`Rate of stream = 1/2 (8-4) km/hr = 2 km/hr

Q 2 - In a stream running at 2 km/hr, a speedboat goes 10km upstream and back again to the beginning stage in 55 min. discover the velocity the speedboat in still water.

A - 18 km/hr

B - 20 km/hr

C - 22 km/hr

D - 10 km/hr

Answer : C

Explanation

Let the pace of the speedboat in still water be x km/hr.`Speed downstream =(x+2) km/hr, speed upstream =(x-2) km/hr.`∴ 10/(x-2) +10/(x+2) =55/60=>1/(x-2) +1/(x+2) =55/600=11/120`=> (x+2) +(x-2)/(x-4) =11/120=>11(x2-4) =240x`=>11x2-240x-44=0`=>11x2-242x+2x-44=0`=> 11x(x-22) +2(x-22) =0`=>(x-22) (11x+2) =0=> x=22.`Velocity of speedboat in still water=22km/hr.

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 watercraft covers a separation of 30km in 5/2 hrs running downstream. While returning, it covers the same separation 15/4hrs .What is the velocity of the watercraft in still water?

A - 8 km/hr

B - 12 km/hr

C - 14 km/hr

D - 10 km/hr.

Answer : D

Explanation

Speed downstream = (30*2/5) km/hr=12km/hr.`Speed upstream= (30*4/15) km/hr=8 km/hr.`Speed of boat in still water=1/2(12+8) km/hr=10 km/hr.

Q 5 - The velocity of a speedboat is that of the flow of water as 36:5. The vessel obliges the current in 5 hours 10min. It will return:

A - 5 hrs 50 min

B - 6 hours

C - 6 hours 50 min

D - 12 hrs 10 min

Answer : C

Explanation

Let the speed of motorboat be 36x km/hr and that of the current of water be 5x km/hr.`Speed downstream = (36x+ 5x) km/hr=41x km/hr,`Speed upstream = (36x-5x) km/hr=31x km/hr.`Distance covers downstream = (41x*31/6) km.`Distance upstream= [(41*31) x/6 * 1/31x] hrs = 41/6 hrs = 6 hrs 50 min.

Q 6 - Aman can push at 5 km/hr in still Water. It the stream is running at 1km/hr, it takes him 75 min. to line to a spot and back. How far is the spot?

A - 2.5 km

B - 3 km

C - 4 km

D - 5 km

Answer : B

Explanation

Speed downstream = (5+1) km/hr=6 km/hr`Speed upstream = (5-1) km/hr=4 km/hr.`Let the required distance be x km. Then,`x/6+ x/4=75/60 = 5/4 => (2x+3x) =15 => 5x = 15 => x=3.`Required distance =3km.

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 - Aman can push 15/2 kms an hour in still water and he finds that it takes him twice as long to down the stream. The rate of the stream is:

A - 2.4 km/hr

B - 2.5 km/hr

C - 3.4 km/hr

D - 3.5 km/hr

Answer : B

Explanation

Let the rate of stream be x km/hr. Then,`Speed downstream = (15/2 +x) km/hr, Speed upstream = (15/2 - x) km/hr`(15/2 +x) = 2 (15/2 -x) => 3x =15/2 => x = 15/2*3 = 5/2 = 2.5`∴ Rate of stream=2.5 km/hr

Q 9 - 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.

Q 10 - Aman lines to a spot 48 km far off and in 14 hours. He finds that he can push 4km with the stream in the same time as 3km against the stream. The rate of the stream is:

A - 0.5 km/hr

B - 1 km/hr

C - 3.5 km/hr

D - 1.8 km/hr

Answer : B

Explanation

Suppose he moves 4 km downstream in x hrs.`Then, speed downstream = 4/x km/hr, speed upstream =3/x km/hr`∴ 48/ (4/x) + 48 / (3/x)    = 14 => 12x + 16x =14 => 28x = 14`=> x= 1/2.`Speed downstream = 4 / (1/2) km/hr=8 km/hr.`Speed upstream= 3/(1/2) km/hr =6km/hr.`Rate of stream = 1/2(8 - 6) km /hr=1 km/hr.


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