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Time and Work Concept

Posted by Ravi Kumar at Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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1.If A can do a piece of work in n days, then A's 1 day work=1/n

2.If A's 1 day's work=1/n, then A can finish the work in n days.

Ex: If A can do a piece of work in 4 days,then A's 1 day's work=1/4.
If A's 1 day’s work=1/5, then A can finish the work in 5 days

3.If A is thrice as good workman as B,then: Ratio of work done by
A and B =3:1. Ratio of time taken by A and B to finish a work=1:3

4.Definition of Variation: The change in two different variables follow some definite rule. It said that the two variables vary directly or inversely.Its notation is X/Y=k, where k is called constant. This variation is called direct variation. XY=k. This variation is called inverse variation.

5.Some Pairs of Variables:

i)Number of workers and their wages. If the number of workers increases, their total wages increase. If the number of days reduced, there will be less work. If the number of days is increased, there will be more work. Therefore, here we have
direct proportion or direct variation.

ii)Number workers and days required to do a certain work is an example of inverse variation. If more men are employed, they will require fewer days and if there are less number of workers, more days are required.

iii)There is an inverse proportion between the daily hours of a work and the days required. If the number of hours is increased, less number of days are required and if the number of hours is reduced, more days are required.

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