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# Robert traveled a distance of 30 km, covering the first 10

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Robert traveled a distance of 30 km, covering the first 10 km in x minutes, the next 10 km in y minutes and the last 10 km in z minutes. If he totally took 3y minutes to cover the whole distance, then which of the following cannot be true? Assume x , y and z are different.

A. z=3x
B. x=3z
C. y=2x
D. x=2y
E. y=3x

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03 Jan 2013, 03:19
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Robert Travelled for x,y and for z min.

Total Time : x + y + z

Which is equal to : 3y

Equating both sides we get

x+y+z = 3y

=> x+z =2y ........ Eqn 1

Looking out at options

D Says x =2y
Using it in Eqn 1

2y + z = 2y

=> Z = 0 mins, Which I guess is not possible.

The Ans is D
I hope I am correct with the explanation.
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