desaichinmay22 wrote:

In a 200 meter race on a straight track, A was the winner and C finished second. Who among the remaining two contestants, B and D, finished third

(1) A beat B by 14 seconds. C beat D by 12 meters

(2) A finished the race in 25 seconds. D finished 20 meters behind A.

Not able to understand OA. Please help.

Now in this race A and C were first and second respectively

(2) A finished the race in 25 seconds. D finished 20 meters behind A.

This one was easy to prove insufficient. Now from this statement you can get the rate of A as 8 m /sec

But position of D can be before B or after B.

(1) A beat B by 14 seconds. C beat D by 12 meters

Now from this statement i dont know the difference between their speeds, what if B could have covered distance less than D, less than 12

Lets Combine both the statements,

speed of A = 8 m/sec

B will be at 88 m when A would have completed the race

C came second and Beat D by 12 meters and D was 20 meters behind A

IMO D came third then.

Answer C

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