enigma123 wrote:

Circular gears P and Q start rotating at the same time at constant speeds. Gear P makes 10 revolutions per minute and Gear Q makes 40 revolutions per minute. How many seconds after the gears start rotating will gear Q have made exactly 6 more revolutions than gear P ?

A. 6

B. 8

C. 10

D. 12

E. 15

All the above answers are excellent and I would like to one little tweak that has helped me in quite a few number of Quant problems. This is applicable for people who love to find answers by plugging in the options given

As soon as you arrive at the 2 numbers "6 seconds and 1.5 seconds" (Time taken to complete one rotation) , look at the options given. The best options(9 out of 10 times) are the ones that are a multiple of the above two numbers. Hence you will possibly start with option A and then move to option B and voila.

NOTE: Use this method in scenarios such as this example wherein the number of options that fall under the "multiple umbrella"are quite low. If all the options are multiples it is better to switch on to one of the above strategies.