# UGC NET Study Notes On How to solve Time & Work (Shortcut Approach)

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : August 8th, 2022

Time and Work is an important topic asked under the Maths/Reasoning section for UGC NET Exam. Today we are sharing with you some important questions asked under Time and work topic along with various approaches that you can follow to solve these questions. We will discuss the basic questions that are usually asked in this topic and how you can solve them using the normal as well as Shortcut approach.

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Example 1A takes 8 days to finish a piece of work. B takes 10 days to finish the same work. How long will it take to finish the work when both of them are working together?

Solution

Basic Approach:

Now for such questions, A’s 1-day work = 1/8
B’s 1-day work = 1/10
Work done by both A and B together in one day = 1/8 + 1/10 = 9/40

Hence, A and B together will finish the work in 40/9 days.

While taking the exam, you can express the information provided in the undermentioned form so that it consumes less time and space.

Example 2: A takes 8 days to finish a piece of work. B takes 10 days to finish the same work. C takes 20 days to finish the work. How long will it take to finish the work when all are working together?

Solution

Example 3: A takes 8 days to finish a piece of work. B takes 10 days to finish the same work. C takes 20 days to finish the work. D takes 40 days to finish the work. How long will it take to finish the work when all of them are working together?

Solution

Example 4: B and C together can complete the work in 8 days. A and B together can complete the same work in 12 days while A and C together can complete it in 16 days.

Solution

(a) In how many days A, B and C together can complete the same work?

(b) In how many days A alone can complete the work?

(c) In how many days B alone can complete the work?

(d) In how many days C alone can complete the work?

Example 5: If A+B can do a work in 10 days and A alone can complete the same work in 15 days. Find the number of days taken by B to complete the work alone?

Solution

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