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If A, B and C take 12 mins, 15 mins and 20 mins to complete one full round of a circular track, after how much time will all three A, B and C meet for the first time, if they start from the same point at the same time, with A and C running in clockwise direction and B running in anti-clockwise direction?

A. 1/2 hours
B. 1 hour
C. 2 hours
D. 5 hours
E. 30 hours

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If A, B and C take 12 mins, 15 mins and 20 mins to complete one full round of a circular track, after how much time will all three A, B and C meet for the first time, if they start from the same point at the same time, with A and C running in clockwise direction and B running in anti-clockwise direction?

A. 1/2 minutes
B. 1 minute
C. 2 minutes
D. 5 minutes
E. 30 minutes

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Bunuel Please check the units of the given options,
assuming
A. 1/2 hour
B. 1 hour
C. 2 hour

Substitute the options and check
Number of rounds made by A, B & C after 't' mins = t/12, t/15 & t/20 respectively

No. of rounds -------- A ----- B ----- C
Time (mins)
-- 30 ----------------- 2.5 --- 2 ---- 1.5 --> No
-- 60 ----------------- 5 ----- 4 ----- 3 --> Yes [Everyone met at the starting point for the first time]

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Re: If A, B and C take 12 mins, 15 mins and 20 mins to complete one full  [#permalink]

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Asume length of track= LCM(12,15,20)= 60.

speed of A= 5m/min
speed of B= 4m/min
speed of C= 3m/min

Time taken by A and C to meet=\( \frac{60}{(5-3)}\)= 30min ( Both are running in same direction)

Time taken by A and B to meet= \(\frac{60}{(5+4)}= \frac{60}{9}\) min ( Both are running in opposite direction)

Time taken by B and C to meet=\( \frac{60}{(4+3)}= \frac{60}{7}\) min ( Both are running in opposite direction)

time after which all three A, B and C meet for the first time= LCM(30, 60/9,60/7)= \(\frac{LCM(30,60,60)}{HCF(1,9,7)}\)= 60mins


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If A, B and C take 12 mins, 15 mins and 20 mins to complete one full round of a circular track, after how much time will all three A, B and C meet for the first time, if they start from the same point at the same time, with A and C running in clockwise direction and B running in anti-clockwise direction?

A. 1/2 hours
B. 1 hour
C. 2 hours
D. 5 hours
E. 30 hours

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