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Time And Work brief concept

Posted by Ravi Kumar at Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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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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