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Q.

$A$ and $B$ undertake to do a piece of work for Rs 600.

$A$ alone can do it in 6 days while $B$ alone can do it in 8 days. With the help of $C$, they can finish it in 3 days, Find the share of $C$?

 A.

70

 B.

75

 C.

80

 D.

85

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Solution:
Option(B) is correct

$C$’s one day’s work,

$= \left(\dfrac{1}{3}\right) - \left(\dfrac{1}{6}+\dfrac{1}{8}\right)$

$= \dfrac{1}{24}$

Therefore,

$A:B:C =$ Ratio of their one day’s work $

$= 1/6:1/8:1/24$

$= 4:3:1$

$A$’s share,

$= \text{Rs. }600×\dfrac{4}{8}$ 

$= 300$

$B$’s share,

$= \text{Rs. }600×\dfrac{3}{8}$ 

$= 225$

$C$’s share,

$= \text{Rs. } [600-(300+225)]$

$= \textbf{Rs. 75}$

Edit: For an alternative solution, check comment by Sooraj.


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Sooraj
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A's work in a day =1/6 of the work

B's work in a day= 1/8 of the work

Work done by A and B together in a day =(1/6)+(1/8)=7/24

work done by A and B together in 3 days= (7/24)*3=7/8

Remaining work done by c=1-(7/8)=1/8

Share of C =600*(1/8)=75