A thief steals a car at 2.30 p.m and drives it at 60 kmph. The theft is discovered at 3 p.m and the owner sets off in another
car at 75 kmph. When will be overtake the thief.

A) 4.30 p.m B) 4.45 p.m C) 5 p.m D) 5.15 p.m
(Wipro Question)
Asked by Priya kumari
praveen kumar   a) at 4:30pm
7 years ago
Shalu Jain   c)5 p.m
7 years ago
amit prasad   5 pm....quite easy
7 years ago
K BASHA   Ans c)5 pm
7 years ago
vjndra   5pm
7 years ago
ARUP CHOWDHURY   pls deatil solution
7 years ago
debadatta biswal   As the theft is discovered at 3:00pm and the thief stole the car at 2:30.
Which means thief covered some distance in this 30 min gap.
Distance travelled by thief from 2.30 to 3.00 is 60 * 1/2 = 30 km
At 3:00 pm,

Owner-->
<----------30km--------->
Thief-->
Now concept of relative speed
the time at which owner meets thief is 30/(70-65) = 2 hrs
So After 2 hrs (i.e,at 5:00 pm) the owner will catch/overtake the thief
7 years ago
Arijit Das   5pm
7 years ago
kumar aara   time thief owner
2.30 0 0
3 30 0
3.30 60 37.5
4 90 75
4.30 120 112.5
5 150 150
7 years ago
Abhishek Bharti   5pm
7 years ago
MANOJ   5pm
7 years ago
Anant   at 5pmhewill run 150in 2.30 and other willrun 150 i 2hr
7 years ago
Anant   both will be in equail ditance
7 years ago
shivam   at 5.15 pm
7 years ago
manoj singh rautela   at 5 pm........!
7 years ago
Irfan khan   time thief(travel) owner(travel)
2:30 0 0
3:00 30 km 0 km
4:00 90 km 75 km
5:00 150 150 km ,,, hence 5:00pm is the right answer..
7 years ago
karthickeyan   5 pm........!

7 years ago
magyy   => 60t=75(t-0.5)
=> t=2.5
owner meets thief after (t-0.5) i.e after 2 hours
so, 3.00 p.m+2 hours= 5.00 p.m....... :):)
7 years ago
rahul   5 pm its too obvious....:)
6 years ago
Lucy Desouza   Since in 1/2 hour thief will cover 30 km..Which means he is 30 km ahead now from the owner.So The owner minimises 15 km in 1 hour as
speed is 75 km and thief speed is 60 km ...so to cover 30 km it needs 2 hour ..so time will be 3+ 2 = 5 Pm :)
6 years ago
Punit mishra   answer is 5 pm

in these cases d=(extra distance/relative speed)*greater speed
5 years ago
Mythreyee   nice explanation.
4 years ago

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