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# Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate and machine A do

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Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate. If Machine A does the job for 8 hours and Machine B does the rest of the job, which works at 2/3 constant rate of Machine A. How long will it take for Machine B alone to do the rest of the job?

A. 12hrs
B. 16hrs
C. 24hrs
D. 28hrs
E. 32hrs

* A solution will be posted in two days.

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Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate. If Machine A does the job for 8 hours and Machine B does the rest of the job, which works at 2/3 constant rate of Machine A. How long will it take for Machine B alone to do the rest of the job?

A. 12hrs
B. 16hrs
C. 24hrs
D. 28hrs
E. 32hrs

Power of Machine A=W/24hrs. Since Machine A does the job for 8 hours, which becomes (W/3)/8hrs and 2W/3 is left. However, as power of Machine B is 2/3 of Machine A, power of B is (2/3)(W/24hrs)=(2W/3)/24hrs. Eventually, it takes 24 hours for Machine B to do the rest of the job.
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13 Mar 2016, 21:24
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MathRevolution wrote:
Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate. If Machine A does the job for 8 hours and Machine B does the rest of the job, which works at 2/3 constant rate of Machine A. How long will it take for Machine B alone to do the rest of the job?

A. 12hrs
B. 16hrs
C. 24hrs
D. 28hrs
E. 32hrs

* A solution will be posted in two days.

In 8 hours A can complete one third work. The remaining work is two thirds.
B performs two third of the efficiency of A; So B takes 36 hours to complete the full task.
Now B has to do only two thirds of the work. Therefore, two thirds of 36 hours = 24 hours.
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13 Mar 2016, 21:44
MathRevolution wrote:
Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate. If Machine A does the job for 8 hours and Machine B does the rest of the job, which works at 2/3 constant rate of Machine A. How long will it take for Machine B alone to do the rest of the job?

A. 12hrs
B. 16hrs
C. 24hrs
D. 28hrs
E. 32hrs

* A solution will be posted in two days.

We can equate work done as follows:
8/24 + x/36 = 1

x/36=2/3
x=24 hrs
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25 Aug 2017, 08:05
Ans c 24 hours
Given
A takes 24 hours
And

The machine b is 2/3 as consistent as a

So time taken by it would be 3/2 as A

A works for 8 hours so 8/24 = 1/3 work is done

Remaining work = 1-1/3= 2/3

A completed 1/3 of work in 8 hours and b would take 3/2 as time as A so
A would complete the same work in 3/2*8= 12 hours

So 1/3 of work is completed by b in 12 hours
So 2/3 will be done in 24 hours

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MathRevolution wrote:
Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate. If Machine A does the job for 8 hours and Machine B does the rest of the job, which works at 2/3 constant rate of Machine A. How long will it take for Machine B alone to do the rest of the job?

A. 12hrs
B. 16hrs
C. 24hrs
D. 28hrs
E. 32hrs

* A solution will be posted in two days.

A's rate = $$\frac{1}{24}$$

B's rate is $$\frac{2}{3}$$ (of) A:

$$\frac{1}{24}$$ * $$\frac{2}{3}$$ = $$\frac{1}{36}$$ = B's rate

Amount of work for B? A works for 8 hours. $$(\frac{1}{24})$$ * 8 = $$\frac{1}{3}$$ of the work is finished.

1 - $$\frac{1}{3}$$ = $$\frac{2}{3}$$ of work remains.

Time for B to finish? B has to finish remaining $$\frac{2}{3}$$ of work. At B's rate, W/r = t, that will take

$$\frac{\frac{2}{3}}{\frac{1}{36}}$$ =

$$\frac{2}{3}$$ * 36 = 24 hours

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Since Machine A does a job in 24 hours,
lets assume the number of units of work done to be a multiple of 24(for eg, 72 units)
So the rate of Machine A doing the work is 3 units/hour

It has been given that B does the work at $$\frac{2}{3}$$rd the rate of A.
Therefore Machine B does the work at the rate of 2 units/hour

Since Machine A does the work for 8 hours,
Machine B does the rest of the work for x days till the work is complete.

8*3 + x*2 = 72(total units of work)
2x = 48
x = 24
Therefore, Machine B takes 24 hours to complete the remaining work(Option C)
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MathRevolution wrote:
Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate. If Machine A does the job for 8 hours and Machine B does the rest of the job, which works at 2/3 constant rate of Machine A. How long will it take for Machine B alone to do the rest of the job?

A. 12hrs
B. 16hrs
C. 24hrs
D. 28hrs
E. 32hrs

The rate of machine A is 1/24, so in 8 hours 1/3 of the job is completed, and thus 2/3 of the job is left to be completed.

If the rate of machine B is 2/3 that of machine A, then the rate of machine B is (2/3)(1/24) = 1/36.

Thus, it will take machine B (2/3)/(1/36) = 2/3 x 36 = 24 hours to complete the rest of the job.

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MathRevolution wrote:
Machine A can do a job in 24 hours at a constant rate. If Machine A does the job for 8 hours and Machine B does the rest of the job, which works at 2/3 constant rate of Machine A. How long will it take for Machine B alone to do the rest of the job?

A. 12hrs
B. 16hrs
C. 24hrs
D. 28hrs
E. 32hrs

B's time=(3/2)*24=36 hours
(2/3 job)/(1/36 rate)=24 hours
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