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The speed of the train going from Nagpur to Allahabad is 100 km/h while when coming back from Allahabad to Nagpur, its speed is 150 km/h. find the average speed during whole journey.

A. 125 km/hr

B. 75 km/hr

C. 135 km/hr

D. 120 km/hr

Answer: Option D

Solution(By Examveda Team)

$$\eqalign{ & {\text{Average speed}}, \cr & = \frac{{ {2 \times x \times y} }}{{ {x + y} }} \cr & = \frac{{ {2 \times 100 \times 150} }}{{ {100 + 150} }} \cr & = \frac{{ {200 \times 150} }}{{250}} \cr & = 120\,{\text{km/hr}} \cr} $$

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Comments ( 19 )

  1. Osman Goni
    Osman Goni :
    12 months ago

    It is very helpful website

  2. M.Tahir Khan
    M.Tahir Khan :
    2 years ago

    Why we not explain using
    (100+150)/2 =250/2 = 125
    Because for average we add the values of terms and the divide it by the number of terms.......or is it fault mathod????please guide sir❣️❣️

  3. Rithik
    Rithik :
    2 years ago

    Average speed m 2 se kyu multiply kia...

  4. Raj Krishna
    Raj Krishna :
    2 years ago

    Let me give you a clear Explaination:
    What is formula for speed? ( speed= dist/time ) right!.
    So in the same way average speed=(Total dist/Total time).
    let -> dist=z speed1=x speed2=y now speed=(z+z)/(time1+time2)
    ====>now, Total Dist= z+z(becoz two way journey) =2z , (time =dist/speed) so time1=(z/x), time2=(z/y)
    ====>avg speed= (2z) / z *((1/x)+(1/y)) (z was taken common from both)
    ====>avg speed = 2 / ((1/x)+(1/y))
    finally avg speed= 2*x*y / (x+y)
    This is derivation of formula. Keep smiling

  5. Mian Umar
    Mian Umar :
    2 years ago

    Why we can't solve it by 100+15/2=125

  6. Mian Umar
    Mian Umar :
    2 years ago

    Why we can't solve it by 100+15/2=125

  7. Jitender Singh
    Jitender Singh :
    2 years ago

    nice

  8. Jackiepie #
    Jackiepie # :
    2 years ago

    The speed of the train going from Nagpur to Allahabad is 100 km/h while when coming back from Allahabad to Nagpur, its speed is 150 km/h and again going to the same way Nagpur to Allahabad at a speed of 120km/hr.Find the average speed during whole journey...

  9. Muhammad Azeem
    Muhammad Azeem :
    2 years ago

    Average Speed = 2ab/(a + b)

    Applicable when one travels at speed a for half the distance and speed b for other half of the distance. In this case, average speed is the harmonic mean of the two speeds. On similar lines, you can modify this formula for one-third distance.

  10. Bindu Ammu
    Bindu Ammu :
    3 years ago

    Yes

  11. Bindu Ammu
    Bindu Ammu :
    3 years ago

    A+B=100
    B+A=150
    (100+150) /2= 120

  12. Abdul Hakim
    Abdul Hakim :
    3 years ago

    Dear Sir,
    Can I get pdf file of aptitude part to learn it withous using internet.

  13. Nuzhat Mim
    Nuzhat Mim :
    3 years ago

    So the formula of average speed with same distance can be broken as such:
    Let the distance be n
    So the average speed = total distance covered/total time taken
    = 2n/[(n/100)+(n/150)]
    = 2n/[(n/x)+(n/y)]
    = 2n[(nx+ny)/xy]
    = 2n[n(x+y)/xy]
    = 2(x+y)/xy

  14. Kashif Baksh
    Kashif Baksh :
    4 years ago

    Can you please point me to some article which would help understanding this formulae for finding the average speed . Or some different formula for calculating train speed average

  15. Shresth Srivastav
    Shresth Srivastav :
    5 years ago

    Let the distance between them is 300 km,so total distance covered is 600 km...from Nagpur to Allahabad speed is 100 kmph so time taken is 3 hrs. And while retiring it's speed is 150kmph so time taken is 2 hrs...so total distance is 600 km nd total time taken is 5 hrs and by applying the basic formula we will get 120 kmph

  16. Examveda
    Examveda :
    6 years ago

    Its is the formula of the finding average speed of two variant of speed for the same distance. where 'x' and 'y' are the speed of the train receptively

  17. V.LAVANYA SREE
    V.LAVANYA SREE :
    6 years ago

    Why we should multiply 2 before it?

  18. Examveda
    Examveda :
    7 years ago

    Its is the formula of the finding average speed of two variant of speed for the same distance. where 'x' is the speed of the train towards Nagpur to Allahabad and 'y' s the speed of the train moving towards Allahabad to Nagpur.

  19. Chetan Gulhane
    Chetan Gulhane :
    7 years ago

    (2*x*y)/(x+y) what is this

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