Problems on Calculating Time

Here we will learn to solve different types of problems on calculating time.

We know, the formula to find out time = distance/speed

Word problems on calculating time:

1. A car travel 60 km in 30 minutes. In how much time will it cover 100 km?


Using the unitary method;

Time taken to cover 60 km = 90 minutes

Time taken to cover 1 km = 90/60 minutes

Time taken to cover 100 km = 90/60 × 100 = 150 minutes

Formula of speed = distance/time

= 60 km/(3/2) hr              [given 1 hour 30 min = 1 30/60 = 1 ½ hours

= 3/2 hours]

= 60/1 × 2/3 km/hr = 40 km/hr

Now, using the formula of time = distance/speed = 100 km/40 km/hr = 5/2 hours

= 5/2 × 60 minutes, (Since 1 hour = 60 minutes)

= 150 minutes

2. Victor covers 210 km by car at a speed of 70 km/hr. find the time taken to cover this distance.


Using the unitary method;

70 km is covered in 1 hour.

1 km is covered in 1/70 hours.

210 km is covered in 1/70 × 210 hours = 3 hours

Given: speed = 70 km/hr, distance covered = 210 km

Time taken = Distance/ Speed = 210/70 hours = 3 hours

3. A train covers a distance of 36 km in 15 minutes. Find the time taken by it to cover the same distance if its speed is decreased by 9 km/hr.


Distance covered by train = 36 km

Time taken = 15 minutes = 15/60 hr = ¼ hr.

Therefore speed of train = Distance covered/time taken

                                    = 36/(1/4) km/hr

                                    = 36/1 × 4/1

                                    = 144 km/hr

Reduced speed = 144 – 9 = 135

Therefore, required time = distance covered/speed

                                    = 36/135 × 60 minutes

                                    = 16 minutes

4. A man is walking at a speed of 6 km per hour. After every km, he takes rest for 2 minutes. How much time will it take to cover a distance of 4 km?


Rest time = Number of rests × time of each rest

               = 3 × 2 minutes

               = 6 minutes

Total time to cover 4 km = 4/6 × 60 + 6 minutes

                                     = (40 + 6) minutes

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