CAT Quant Practice Problems

Question: Cities A and B are in different time zones. A is located 3000 km east of B. The table below describes the schedule of an airline operating non-stop flights between A and B. All the times indicated are local and on the same day.

Departure

Arrival

City

Time

City

Time

B

8:00 am

A

3:00 pm

A

4:00 pm

B

8:00 pm

Assume that planes cruise at the same speed in both directions. However, the effective speed is influenced by a steady wind blowing from east to west at 50 km per hour.

What is the plane’s cruising speed in km per hour?


  1. 700
  2. 550
  3. 600
  4. 500
  5. Cannot be determined.

Correct Option:2

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