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On Tuesday the train journey took 7 hours and 20 minutes and began at 13:53. Find the...

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fayas | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:02 AM via web

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On Tuesday the train journey took 7 hours and 20 minutes and began at 13:53.

Find the following from above given information

1) At what time did the train journey end?

2) Tuesday's time of 7 hours 20 minutes was 10% more than Monday's journey time. How many minutes longer was Tuesday's journey?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:18 AM (Answer #1)

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We know that the train started at 13:53 on Tuesday. The duration of the journey was 7 hours 20 minutes.

1) Therefore the train journey ended at (13 + 7): ( 53 + 20)

=> 20: 73 = 21 : 13

The journey ended at 21:13

2) Let mondays time taken be X. On Tuesday it took 10% more time or 1.1X. Now, the time taken on Tuesday was 440 min.

X = 440/1.1 = 400 or 6 hours 40 minutes. So on Monday 6 hours 40 minutes were taken.

Tuesday's journey took 40 minutes more than Monday.

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wtf-do-u-want-from-me | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 5, 2011 at 6:03 AM (Answer #2)

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Tuesday's journey took 44 minutes more than Monday.

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