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Responding to a pm: "A" and "B" run around a circular track starting from the same point simultaneously in the same direction. "A" meets "B" for the first time when "A" is exactly in the middle of his 5th round. If "A" is faster than "B" and take 70 seconds to complete 1 lap, how long will B take to complete 1 lap? A) 90 seconds B) 54.44 seconds C) 110 seconds D) 63 seconds E) 77 seconds A is faster than B. Every second he increases distance between A and B. They will meet for the first time again when he increases distance between them by one full circle. (Say the lap is of 100m. He keeps increasing distance between them. When he is 90 m ahead of him, it is the same as 10 m behind him because they are moving in a circle. Finally when he is 100 m ahead of him, he is exactly 1 lap ahead and hence both are at the same point). A takes 70 secs for one full lap. So he covers 4.5 laps in exactly 70*4.5 = 315 seconds. In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps. So for each lap, he takes 315/3.5 = 90 secs Answer (A)
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Responding to a pm:
"A" and "B" run around a circular track starting from the same point simultaneously in the same direction. "A" meets "B" for the first time when "A" is exactly in the middle of his 5th round. If "A" is faster than "B" and take 70 seconds to complete 1 lap, how long will B take to complete 1 lap?
A) 90 seconds B) 54.44 seconds C) 110 seconds D) 63 seconds E) 77 seconds
A is faster than B. Every second he increases distance between A and B. They will meet for the first time again when he increases distance between them by one full circle. (Say the lap is of 100m. He keeps increasing distance between them. When he is 90 m ahead of him, it is the same as 10 m behind him because they are moving in a circle. Finally when he is 100 m ahead of him, he is exactly 1 lap ahead and hence both are at the same point).
A takes 70 secs for one full lap. So he covers 4.5 laps in exactly 70*4.5 = 315 seconds.
In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps. So for each lap, he takes 315/3.5 = 90 secs
Answer (A) How did you get "In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps."? Please elaborate.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Responding to a pm:
"A" and "B" run around a circular track starting from the same point simultaneously in the same direction. "A" meets "B" for the first time when "A" is exactly in the middle of his 5th round. If "A" is faster than "B" and take 70 seconds to complete 1 lap, how long will B take to complete 1 lap?
A) 90 seconds B) 54.44 seconds C) 110 seconds D) 63 seconds E) 77 seconds
A is faster than B. Every second he increases distance between A and B. They will meet for the first time again when he increases distance between them by one full circle. (Say the lap is of 100m. He keeps increasing distance between them. When he is 90 m ahead of him, it is the same as 10 m behind him because they are moving in a circle. Finally when he is 100 m ahead of him, he is exactly 1 lap ahead and hence both are at the same point).
A takes 70 secs for one full lap. So he covers 4.5 laps in exactly 70*4.5 = 315 seconds.
In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps. So for each lap, he takes 315/3.5 = 90 secs
Answer (A) Hi! VeritasPrepKarishma, Can't there be a possibility that B is in its first lap when A meets B. Also, I am confused that how can A meets B for the first time in the middle of 5th lap since its a circle. Please enlighten.
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Draw a circle with 2 ends A' and B'(Diametric) if they both start at A', then mid of 5th lap would mean A is at point B' That means 4.5 laps. Total time : 315 {4.5*70}seconds. B should also be at the same point. Start using options. If we take 90 seconds, a quick glimpse will tell us that 90+90+90+45 (3.5 laps) is also 315 and also the same position i.e. B' Don't need to look further. Hence A is the answer . A quick way of avoiding calculations! Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app



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abhimahna wrote: VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Responding to a pm:
"A" and "B" run around a circular track starting from the same point simultaneously in the same direction. "A" meets "B" for the first time when "A" is exactly in the middle of his 5th round. If "A" is faster than "B" and take 70 seconds to complete 1 lap, how long will B take to complete 1 lap?
A) 90 seconds B) 54.44 seconds C) 110 seconds D) 63 seconds E) 77 seconds
A is faster than B. Every second he increases distance between A and B. They will meet for the first time again when he increases distance between them by one full circle. (Say the lap is of 100m. He keeps increasing distance between them. When he is 90 m ahead of him, it is the same as 10 m behind him because they are moving in a circle. Finally when he is 100 m ahead of him, he is exactly 1 lap ahead and hence both are at the same point).
A takes 70 secs for one full lap. So he covers 4.5 laps in exactly 70*4.5 = 315 seconds.
In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps. So for each lap, he takes 315/3.5 = 90 secs
Answer (A) How did you get "In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps."? Please elaborate. DivyadishaA covers 4.5 laps in 315 seconds. This is when they meet. So B has also been running for 315 seconds. How much distance will he cover in this time? Think about it: If B was still on his first lap, A would have met him in his second lap. Why? Because B would be somewhere on the circular path when A takes his second lap. So he would have met B then. But A met him for the first time after 4.5 laps. Since they are both running in the same direction, till the time they cover equal number of laps (perhaps A is very slightly faster than B), they don't meet. B lags behind A. But when A covers a distance of 1 lap more than B, he has to cross B again (since they are running on the same circular path). Try to draw a diagram to imagine it. They meet for the first time when A covers exactly 1 lap more than B.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Responding to a pm:
"A" and "B" run around a circular track starting from the same point simultaneously in the same direction. "A" meets "B" for the first time when "A" is exactly in the middle of his 5th round. If "A" is faster than "B" and take 70 seconds to complete 1 lap, how long will B take to complete 1 lap?
A) 90 seconds B) 54.44 seconds C) 110 seconds D) 63 seconds E) 77 seconds
A is faster than B. Every second he increases distance between A and B. They will meet for the first time again when he increases distance between them by one full circle. (Say the lap is of 100m. He keeps increasing distance between them. When he is 90 m ahead of him, it is the same as 10 m behind him because they are moving in a circle. Finally when he is 100 m ahead of him, he is exactly 1 lap ahead and hence both are at the same point).
A takes 70 secs for one full lap. So he covers 4.5 laps in exactly 70*4.5 = 315 seconds.
In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps. So for each lap, he takes 315/3.5 = 90 secs
Answer (A) Dear Karishma I have a question on this  when it says A catches B when A is exactly in the middle of the 5 th round does not this mean that 5.5 laps for A and 4.5 laps for B. As I have solved the problem with 5.5 laps in 385 secs (70*5.5) for A and 4.5 Laps for B in the same time frame. And result is 85.5 secs. Can you help where I am doing wrong? Thanks



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Rasul_Rasul wrote: VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Responding to a pm:
"A" and "B" run around a circular track starting from the same point simultaneously in the same direction. "A" meets "B" for the first time when "A" is exactly in the middle of his 5th round. If "A" is faster than "B" and take 70 seconds to complete 1 lap, how long will B take to complete 1 lap?
A) 90 seconds B) 54.44 seconds C) 110 seconds D) 63 seconds E) 77 seconds
A is faster than B. Every second he increases distance between A and B. They will meet for the first time again when he increases distance between them by one full circle. (Say the lap is of 100m. He keeps increasing distance between them. When he is 90 m ahead of him, it is the same as 10 m behind him because they are moving in a circle. Finally when he is 100 m ahead of him, he is exactly 1 lap ahead and hence both are at the same point).
A takes 70 secs for one full lap. So he covers 4.5 laps in exactly 70*4.5 = 315 seconds.
In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps. So for each lap, he takes 315/3.5 = 90 secs
Answer (A) Dear Karishma I have a question on this  when it says A catches B when A is exactly in the middle of the 5 th round does not this mean that 5.5 laps for A and 4.5 laps for B. As I have solved the problem with 5.5 laps in 385 secs (70*5.5) for A and 4.5 Laps for B in the same time frame. And result is 85.5 secs. Can you help where I am doing wrong? Thanks That's a common mistake. Think about it  when I say, A caught B in the middle of the first round, what does that mean? Does it mean 0.5 or 1.5? The middle of the first round is when A has covered only half a round. So it will be 0.5. Similarly, middle of 5th round is 4 complete rounds and a half. It's the way we think about age. Middle of first year means the baby is only 6 months old. The fifth year is the year that starts after the child completes 4 yrs.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Rasul_Rasul wrote: VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: Responding to a pm:
"A" and "B" run around a circular track starting from the same point simultaneously in the same direction. "A" meets "B" for the first time when "A" is exactly in the middle of his 5th round. If "A" is faster than "B" and take 70 seconds to complete 1 lap, how long will B take to complete 1 lap?
A) 90 seconds B) 54.44 seconds C) 110 seconds D) 63 seconds E) 77 seconds
A is faster than B. Every second he increases distance between A and B. They will meet for the first time again when he increases distance between them by one full circle. (Say the lap is of 100m. He keeps increasing distance between them. When he is 90 m ahead of him, it is the same as 10 m behind him because they are moving in a circle. Finally when he is 100 m ahead of him, he is exactly 1 lap ahead and hence both are at the same point).
A takes 70 secs for one full lap. So he covers 4.5 laps in exactly 70*4.5 = 315 seconds.
In 315 secs, B completes 3.5 laps. So for each lap, he takes 315/3.5 = 90 secs
Answer (A) Dear Karishma I have a question on this  when it says A catches B when A is exactly in the middle of the 5 th round does not this mean that 5.5 laps for A and 4.5 laps for B. As I have solved the problem with 5.5 laps in 385 secs (70*5.5) for A and 4.5 Laps for B in the same time frame. And result is 85.5 secs. Can you help where I am doing wrong? Thanks That's a common mistake. Think about it  when I say, A caught B in the middle of the first round, what does that mean? Does it mean 0.5 or 1.5? The middle of the first round is when A has covered only half a round. So it will be 0.5. Similarly, middle of 5th round is 4 complete rounds and a half. It's the way we think about age. Middle of first year means the baby is only 6 months old. The fifth year is the year that starts after the child completes 4 yrs. Thank you Karishma. I got your point. BR



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Let the time taken by B to complete 1 lap = x seconds. Time taken by A = 70 seconds. Given , A meets B for the first time at the mid point of 5th round = 4.5 * 70 seconds. Therefore , he will me B for the first time at the starting point after 2 * 4.5 * 70 = 630 seconds.
LCM of x and 70 should be 630.
Only A fits




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