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Q. In a 500 m race, the ratio of the speeds of two contestants A and B is 3 : 4. A has a start of 140 m. Then, A wins by:
A. 60 m
B. 40 m
C. 20 m
D. 10 m
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Answer: Option C
To reach the winning post A will have to cover a distance of (500 - 140)m, i.e., 360 m.
While A covers 3 m, B covers 4 m.
While A covers 360 m, B covers (4/3 x 360) m = 480 m.
Thus, when A reaches the winning post, B covers 480 m and therefore remains 20 m behind.
A wins by 20 m.