Time to Reach A from C

Ram travels by car from city A to city B heading towards north in 4 hours. From there he travels west to City C in 3 hours. Say his average speed is same during both the courses. Now from C he travels back to A in shortest path possible. How much time he would had taken to reach A from C.

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Jai Pradeep

  • Mar 13th, 2011

1 hrs
A is the south point, in the question towards north 4hrs and then to C point in west for 3hrs. So, from west to south the time required is 1 hrs

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  • Jul 12th, 2012

ans:5hrs use pythagoras theorem,sqrt(3^2+4^2)=5


  • Nov 17th, 2012

I would say the taken will be 5 hrs. because the time he had taken to came to a to c is 7 hrs and for going back to c to a from the shorten path it would take 5 hrs.

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  • Feb 21st, 2013


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  • Sep 12th, 2014

I think as per Pythagoras theorem the answer would be 5hrs
As from a to b==4 ,b to c==3 so a to c==sqrt(4+3)==5

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