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Time and distance questions in the quantitative aptitude section often hold a lot of weightage in **Upcoming government exams **such as SSC, Railways, and more. Such questions may seem arduous for some to crack. However, with prior preparation and knowledge of such questions, one can easily ace the section. In this blog, we have mentioned 20+ time and distance questions that will help you prepare for the exam.

## 📚 Importance of Time and Distance Questions

Time and Distance Questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section are usually meant to put your understanding of time, distance, and speed and their relation to each other to test. Usually, these questions are easy and direct wherein you might have to calculate speed, distance, or time. But if you’re taking a national-level competitive exam expect to be thrown off-guard with complex questions with intertwined concepts.

To tackle these questions effectively, you need to be familiar with formulas related to time, distance, and speed, as well as understand concepts like average speed, relative speed, and the work-time-distance relationship.

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## ✏️ Time and Distance Questions and Answers

Following are some questions that will give you an idea of what type of time and distance questions to expect in most competitive exams:

- A car travels from City A to City B at 60 km/h and returns at 75 km/h. What is the average speed for the round trip?

a) 67.5 km/h

b) 65 km/h

c) 70 km/h

d) 72.5 km/h

**Answer:** a) 67.5 km/h

- If a train covers a distance of 200 kilometres in 2 hours, what is its speed in km/h?

a) 100 km/h

b) 150 km/h

c) 90 km/h

d) 110 km/h

**Answer:** a) 100 km/h

- A cyclist travels at 18 km/h for the first 2 hours and then at 24 km/h for the next 3 hours. What is the total distance covered?

a) 72 km

b) 84 km

c) 96 km

d) 108 km

**Answer:** b) 84 km

- If a person covers a distance of 80 km at a speed of 40 km/h, how long does it take to complete the journey?

a) 1.5 hours

b) 2 hours

c) 1 hour

d) 2.5 hours

**Answer:** b) 2 hours

- A boat takes 3 hours to travel downstream and 4 hours to travel the same distance upstream. What is the speed of the current if the speed of the boat in still water is 10 km/h?

a) 2.5 km/h

b) 3 km/h

c) 2 km/h

d) 1.5 km/h

**Answer:** a) 2.5 km/h

- If a car travels 180 km at a constant speed of 60 km/h, how long does it take to complete the journey?

a) 2 hours

b) 3 hours

c) 4 hours

d) 5 hours

**Answer:** b) 3 hours

- A person walks at a speed of 5 km/h for 2 hours and then at 6 km/h for 3 hours. What is the total distance covered?

a) 25 km

b) 26 km

c) 27 km

d) 28 km

**Answer:** c) 27 km

- A train travels from City X to City Y at a speed of 90 km/h and returns at 120 km/h. What is the average speed for the round trip?

a) 100 km/h

b) 108 km/h

c) 110 km/h

d) 112.5 km/h

**Answer:** b) 108 km/h

- If a car covers a distance of 300 miles at a speed of 60 mph, how long does it take to complete the journey?

a) 3 hours

b) 4 hours

c) 5 hours

d) 6 hours

**Answer:** b) 4 hours

- A bus travels 180 miles in 3 hours. What is its speed in miles per hour (mph)?

a) 45 mph

b) 60 mph

c) 30 mph

d) 20 mph

**Answer:** a) 45 mph

- A person walks at a speed of 4 km/h for 2 hours and then at 6 km/h for 1 hour. What is the total distance covered?

a) 16 km

b) 14 km

c) 12 km

d) 10 km

**Answer:** b) 14 km

- A car covers a distance of 240 kilometres in 4 hours. What is its speed in km/h?

a) 60 km/h

b) 80 km/h

c) 90 km/h

d) 70 km/h

**Answer:** a) 60 km/h

- If a train takes 6 hours to travel from City P to City Q at a speed of 50 km/h, what is the distance between the two cities?

a) 300 km

b) 250 km

c) 350 km

d) 400 km

**Answer:** a) 300 km

- A cyclist travels at 12 km/h for 2 hours and then at 15 km/h for 1 hour. What is the total distance covered?

a) 30 km

b) 36 km

c) 27 km

d) 42 km

**Answer:** b) 36 km

- A boat takes 2 hours to travel downstream and 3 hours to travel the same distance upstream. What is the speed of the boat in still water if the speed of the current is 2 km/h?

a) 4 km/h

b) 6 km/h

c) 8 km/h

d) 10 km/h

**Answer:** b) 6 km/h

- If a car travels 150 miles at a constant speed of 50 mph, how long does it take to complete the journey?

a) 2 hours

b) 3 hours

c) 1 hour

d) 4 hours

**Answer:** b) 3 hours

- A person walks at a speed of 6 km/h for 2 hours and then at 8 km/h for 2 hours. What is the total distance covered?

a) 28 km

b) 24 km

c) 32 km

d) 30 km

**Answer:** b) 24 km

- A train travels from City A to City B at 80 km/h and returns at 100 km/h. What is the average speed for the round trip?

a) 90 km/h

b) 88 km/h

c) 92.5 km/h

d) 85 km/h

**Answer:** a) 90 km/h

- If a car covers a distance of 240 kilometres in 3 hours, what is its speed in km/h?

a) 80 km/h

b) 60 km/h

c) 70 km/h

d) 90 km/h

**Answer:** b) 80 km/h

- A bus travels 150 miles in 2.5 hours. What is its speed in miles per hour (mph)?

a) 60 mph

b) 50 mph

c) 40 mph

d) 30 mph

**Answer:** a) 60 mph

- A person covers a certain distance at a speed of 48 km/h. If the same distance is to be covered in 2 hours, what should be the new speed?

a) 24 km/h

b) 36 km/h

c) 72 km/h

d) 96 km/h

**Answer:** c) 72 km/h

- A motorbike travels from Town X to Town Y at a speed of 60 km/h and returns from Town Y to Town X at a speed of 75 km/h. What is the average speed for the round trip?

a) 67.5 km/h

b) 68 km/h

c) 70 km/h

d) 72.5 km/h

**Answer:** a) 67.5 km/h

- A train takes 4 hours to travel from City M to City N at a speed of 90 km/h. What is the distance between the two cities?

a) 270 km

b) 360 km

c) 450 km

d) 540 km

**Answer:** b) 360 km

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## FAQs

**What is the formula of time and distance?**

There are three formulas related to Time and Distance questions, we have mentioned them below:

1. Speed = Distance ÷ Time

2. Distance = Speed × Time

3. Time = Distance ÷ Speed.

**What are the units of Speed, Time, and Distance?**

Units of Speed, Time & Distance are mentioned below

1. Distance: (meters (m), kilometers (km),

2. Time: seconds(s), minutes (min), hours (hr)

3. Speed: m/s, km/hr

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