Two buses start from opposite points towards each other on a main road, 185 km apart. The first bus runs for 35 km and takes a right turn and runs for 17 km. It then turns left and runs for an - General Test

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Two buses start from opposite points towards each other on a main road, 185 km apart. The first bus runs for 35 km and takes a right turn and runs for 17 km. It then turns left and runs for another 42 km and takes the direction back to reach the main road, in the meantime, due to a minor breakdown, the other bus has run only 36 km along the main road. What would the distance between the two buses be at this point?

Options

  • 72 km

  • 75 km

  • 80 km

  • 85 km

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Solution

72 km

Explanation -

Bus "A" will go a total of 77 kilometres (35 + 42) along the road.

And the length of the road travelled by bus "B" is 36 kilometres.

Buses A and B are still separated by 185 - 77 - 36 km (185 - 113 km), which is equal to 72 km.

Concept: Direction and Distance Test (Entrance Exam)
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