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# Together two people can work 10 times faster than the slower person ca

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Together two people can work 10 times faster than the slower person can work alone. What is the ratio of the faster person's rate to the slower person's rate?

A. 7 : 2
B. 5 : 1
C. 9 : 1
D. 10 : 1
E. 11 : 1

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26 Apr 2017, 11:18
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Rate of Faster person = F
Rate of Slower person = S

Combined Rate = F+S
F+S = 10S
F=9S
F/S = 9

Answer is C. 9 : 1
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26 Apr 2017, 15:46
Fast+Slow = 10.Slow

Divide by 'Slow' all over

\frac{Fast}{Slow}+ 1 = 10

\frac{Fast}{Slow} = 9/1

Hence Ratio is 9:1
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26 Apr 2017, 20:29
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As per the question =>

A+B=10A
(A is slower than B)

Hence B=9A
B/A=> 9/1

Hence ratio=9:1

SMASH THAT C.

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15 Jul 2017, 20:04
tricky question ........
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16 Jul 2017, 00:07
Let's say slower person can do 1 unit work daily .
This means together they can do 10 times = 10*1 = 10 units daily

This means faster person is doing =10-1= 9 units daily

So their work ratio = 9:1

Hence C answer
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16 Jul 2017, 00:19
Faster = $$x$$, Slower = $$y$$

$$x+y = 10y$$

$$x = 9y$$

$$\frac{x}{y} = \frac{9}{1}$$. Ans - C.
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25 Jul 2017, 07:37
"Together two people can work 10 times faster than the slower person can work alone"

How do we know whether the two people the question is talking about is "Fast person + Slow person". The word play is confusing me. Can anyone explain?
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25 Jul 2017, 08:57
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Together two people can work 10 times faster than the slower person can work alone. What is the ratio of the faster person's rate to the slower person's rate?

A. 7 : 2
B. 5 : 1
C. 9 : 1
D. 10 : 1
E. 11 : 1
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Thus, the ratio of the faster person's rate to the slower person's rate will be (C) 9:1

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