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    puzzles plz solve

    Q1.Tanveer and Kunal went down a descending escalator. the escalator was going down at a constant speed. Kunal walked down the steps and had cover 50 steps to reach the bottom. Tanveer on the other hand, ran down the steps of the escalator and take 75 steps to reach the bottom. Actually, Tanveer took 3 steps in the same time it took Kunal to take 1 step. How many steps would be visible when the escalator is stopped and is not operating?


    Q2. Grass grow uniformly.40 cows take 40 days to eat the grass.30 cows take 60 days to eat the grass.how many days 20 cows will take
    to eat the grass. (ans:120 days)
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    Q2. Grass grow uniformly.40 cows take 40 days to eat the grass.30 cows take 60 days to eat the grass.how many days 20 cows will take
    to eat the grass. (ans:120 days)

    b = amount of grass at in the field at the begining.
    g = amount the grass grows per day
    c = amount of grass 1 cow eats per day.
    d = how many days 20 cows will take to eat the grass

    write eqs from given info:

    eq1: b + 40g = 40c
    eq2: b + 60g = 30c
    eq3: b + dg = 20c
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    Quote Originally Posted by MathGuru
    Q2. Grass grow uniformly.40 cows take 40 days to eat the grass.30 cows take 60 days to eat the grass.how many days 20 cows will take
    to eat the grass. (ans:120 days)

    b = amount of grass at in the field at the begining.
    g = amount the grass grows per day
    c = amount of grass 1 cow eats per day.
    d = how many days 20 cows will take to eat the grass

    write eqs from given info:

    eq1: b + 40g = 40c
    eq2: b + 60g = 30c
    eq3: b + dg = 20c
    Subtracting eq1 from eq2 gives:

    20g=-10c,

    but the way the equations are set up both g and c should be >=0

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    Exclamation difficult problem to layout

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