# Speed, Time, Distance Practice Questions, Answers

###### Speed, Average speed, Relative speed questions that appear in PGSEM, XAT, CAT, TANCET

A set of typically asked questions from the topic "Speed Time Distance" that acquaints you to different concepts in the topic including relative speeds, average speeds, different units for measurement of speed, time and distance and the conversions of these units. Also includes questions on boats in streams and jets with tailwind. An important topic. Aspirants definitely have to master it.

**Question 1 »** A train traveling at 72 kmph crosses a platform in 30 seconds and a man standing on the platform in 18 seconds. What is the length of the platform in meters? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 2 »** A train traveling at 100 kmph overtakes a motorbike traveling at 64 kmph in 40 seconds. What is the length of the train in meters? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 3 »** Jim travels the first 3 hours of his journey at 60 mph speed and the remaining 5 hours at 24 mph speed What is the average speed of Jim's travel in mph? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 4 »** A man can row 50 km upstream and 72 km downstream in 9 hours. He can also row 70 km upstream and 90 km downstream in 12 hours. Find the rate of current. Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 5 »** Ram covers a part of the journey at 20 kmph and the balance at 70 kmph taking total of 8 hours to cover the distance of 400 km. How many hours has been driving at 20 kmph? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 6 »** Yana and Gupta leave points x and y towards y and x respectively simultaneously and travel in the same route. After meeting each other on the way, Yana takes 4 hours to reach her destination, while Gupta takes 9 hours to reach his destination. If the speed of Yana is 48 km/hr, what is the speed of Gupta? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 7 »** By walking at 3/4^{th} of his usual speed, a man reaches office 20 minutes later than usual. What is his usual time? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 8 »** I travel the first part of my journey at 40 kmph and the second part at 60 kmph and cover the total distance of 240 km to my destination in 5 hours. How long did the first part of my journey last? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 9 »** A passenger train covers the distance between stations X and Y, 50 minutes faster than a goods train. Find this distance if the average speed of the passenger train is 60 kmph and that of goods train is 20 kmph. Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 10 »** The speed of a motor boat itself is 20 km/h and the rate of flow of the river is 4 km/h. Moving with the stream the boat went 120 km. What distance will the boat cover during the same time going against the stream? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 11 »** A man and a woman 81 miles apart from each other, start travelling towrds each other at the same time. If the man covers 5 miles per hour to the women's 4 miles per hour, how far will the woman have travelled when they meet? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 12 »** Two boys begin together to write out a booklet containing 535 lines. The first boy starts with the first line, writing at the rate of 100 lines an hour; and the second starts with the last line then writes line 534 and so on, backward proceeding at the rate of 50 lines an hour. At what line will they meet? Correct Answer and Explanation »

**Question 13 »** A plane flying north at 500 kmph passes over a city at 12 noon. A plane flying east at the same attitude passes over the same city at 12.30 pm. The plane is flying east at 400 kmph. To the nearest hundred km, how far apart are the two planes at 2 pm? **TANCET 2008** : Correct Answer and Explanation »