There are three boats B1, B2 and B3 working together they carry 60 people in each trip. One day an early morning B1 carried 50 people in few trips alone. When it stopped carrying the passengers B2 and B3 started carrying the people together. It took a total of 10 trips to carry 300 people by B1, B2 and B3. It is known that each day on an average 300 people cross the river using only one of the 3 boats B1, B2 and B3. How many trips it would take to B1, to carry 150 passengers alone?
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option A
Combined efficiency of all the three boats = 60 passenger/trip
Now, consider option(a)
15 trips and 150 passengers means efficiency of B1 = 10 passenger/trip
which means in carrying 50 passengers B1 must has taken 5 trips. So the rest trips equal to 5 (10-5 = 5) in which B2 and B3 together carried remaining 250 (300 – 50 = 250) Passengers.
Therefore the efficiency of B2 and B3 = 250/5 = 50 passenger/trip
Since, the combined efficiency of B1, B2 and B3 is 60. Which is same as given in the first statement hence option(a) is correct.
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