longhaul123 wrote:

But here are we not assuming that the total distance to be traveled is just 75 km??

VeritasPrepKarishma Mam can you please explain this to me?? Thank you

You know that both A and B start from point X. The point where B "overtakes" A, they both are at the same point.

Stmnt 2 tells us that

"When Cyclist B overtook cyclist A, both had traveled 75 miles."

So they both would have been 75 miles away from point X. Perhaps to clarify, it would be a good idea to write "both had travelled 75 miles each". If their total distance would have been 75 miles, the stmnt would have said "both had travelled 75 miles together".

Anyway, here it doesn't matter. It is a DS question. Even if they had travelled 75 miles together, you would know that each had travelled 37.5 miles because they had travelled equal distances. Still information would be sufficient to answer the question using stmnt 2 alone.

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