# Easy Time and Work Solved QuestionAptitude Discussion

 Q. $A$ can do piece of work in 30 days while $B$ alone can do it in 40 days.  In how many days can $A$ and $B$ working together do it?
 ✖ A. $16\dfrac{1}{7}$ ✔ B. $17\dfrac{1}{7}$ ✖ C. $18\dfrac{1}{7}$ ✖ D. $19\dfrac{1}{7}$

Solution:
Option(B) is correct

Therefore $A'$s one day’s work = $\dfrac{1}{30}$

$B’$ s one day’s work = $\dfrac{1}{40}$

$(A+B)’$s one day’s work = $\dfrac{1}{30}+\dfrac{1}{40}$

$\dfrac{4+3}{120}=\dfrac{7}{120}$

Number of days required for $A$ and $B$ to finish the work = $\dfrac{1}{7/120}=17\dfrac{1}{7}\text{days}$

Edit: For an alternate way of solving this, check Arijit GanaiB's comment.

Edit 2: For yet another alternative solution, check comment by Vandana.

## (5) Comment(s)

PULOK KHAN
()

we know, ab/a+b=total time

so,40*30/40+30

=>120/7

=> 17 and 1/7 days

Saikrishna
()

A=30 B=40 then ab work together so ab/a+b

ab/a+b=1200/70

Kavana
()

A can do a work in x days

B can do in y days

A and B can together in xy/(x+y)

x=30,y=40

==>30*40/(30+40)

=1200/70

=120/7

=17.15

Vandana
()

LCM of 30 & 40 is 120

Hence $\dfrac{120}{30} = 4$ and $\dfrac{120}{40} = 3$

Therefore,

$\dfrac{\text{Total work}}{\text{Work done in one day}}$

Now, total work done in a day $= 3+4 = 7$

Hence, Total work done together,

$=\dfrac{120}{7} = 17.15$

Arijit Ganai
()

Eficiency of $A=\dfrac{100}{30}=3.33\%$ & efficiency of $B=\dfrac{100}{40}=2.5\%$.

Total efficiency,

$=\dfrac{100}{(3.33+2.5)}=\dfrac{100}{5.83}=17.15$.

Hence option B is correct.