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Q: A group of men can complete a job in K hours. After every 4 hours, half the number of men working at that point of time leave the job. Continuing this way if the job is finished in 16 hours, what is the value of K ?

  • 1
    7 hrs
  • 2
    7.5 hrs
  • 3
    8 hrs
  • 4
    8.25 hrs
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Answer : 2. "7.5 hrs"
Explanation :

Answer: B) 7.5 hrs Explanation: Let there are L men job requires LK man hours.   job completed in first 4 hrs = L x 4 = 4L job completed in next 4 hrs = 4 x L/2 = 2L job completed in next 4 hrs = 4 x L/4 = L job completed in last 4 hrs = 4 x L/8 = L/2 4L + 2L + L + L/2 = KL K = 7+1/2 = 7.5 hours.

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