Speed, Time, Distance : CAT 2016 Online Preparation
Question 4 the day : February 23, 2004
The question for the day is based on some basic Speed, Time and Distance concepts and is about average speeds.
Question
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?
 42 mph
 36 mph
 37.5 mph
 42.5 mph
Correct Answer is 37.5 mph . Choice (3) is right.
Explanatory Answer
Average speed = .
Total distance traveled by Jim = Distance covered in the first 3 hours + Distance covered in the next 5 hours.
Distance covered in the first 3 hours = 3 * 60 = 180 miles
Distance covered in the next 5 hours = 5 * 24 = 120 miles
Therefore, total distance traveled = 180 + 120 = 300 miles.
Total time taken = 3 + 5 = 8 hours.
Average speed = = 37.5 mph.
More Questions on Speed, Time and Distance
XLRI XAT TANCET Practice Question Samples
Sorted by Subject
Algebra,
Arithmetic & Geometric Progressions,
Averages and Mean,
Clocks and Calendars,
Data Sufficiency,
English Grammar,
Function,
Geometry,
Coordinate Geometry,
Mensuration,
Trigonometry,
Interest,
Inequality,
Mixtures & Alligations,
Number System and Theory,
Percentages,
Profit & Loss,
Permutation & Combination,
Probability,
Ratio, Proportion,
Set Language and Theory,
Speed, Time & Distance,
Races,
Pipes & Cisterns And Work & Time,
Miscellaneous,
General Knowledge.


Quick Links
CAT Question Archives 

CAT Sample Question archives sent by email and sms. Arranged topic wise.


CAT Postal Course 

Comprehensive study material for CAT. Includes Math shortcuts.


Staying outside India? 

Ascent offers CAT Correspondence Course for those who reside abroad.


