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# M 20 Q 3

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22 Feb 2012, 14:40
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If 2 excavators can dig a 10-meter long trench in 50 minutes, how long will it take 3 excavators to dig a 15-meter long trench?

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* 45 minutes
* 50 minutes
* 52 minutes
* 54 minutes
* 60 minutes

1 excavator can dig a 10-meter long trench in $$50*2 = 100$$ minutes. So, it can dig a 15-meter long trench in $$100*1.5 = 150$$ minutes. 3 excavators can dig a 15-meter long trench in $$\frac{150}{3} = 50$$ minutes.

As per above exp, we are really making an assumption that all workers are working at equal rates....how can you make that assumption unless given in the question?
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22 Feb 2012, 14:55
That's a good question. I think the question should clarify that as OG's did.
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05 Apr 2012, 23:28
This is really good point. question should clarify that all workers are working at same rate
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