# Tips and tricks and shortcuts

Here, are quick and easy tips and tricks for you to solve Work and Time questions quickly, easily, and efficiently in competitive exams.

## Understand the relation between Man, work, and Time

1. More men can do more work. Similarly, less men will do less work
2. More work takes more time. Similarly, less work takes less time
3. More man can do work in less time, Similarly, less men can do work in more time

## Type1: Calculate time taken or work completed by one, two or more workers

### Question 1.

Somya can do a piece of work in 50 days. How much part of the work she can do in 20 days?

Options.

A. 1/5

B. 3/8

C. 2/5

D. 1/4

#### Solution:

1 day work of Somya = 1/50

Therefore, in 20 days she can do 20 × 1/50 = 20/50 = 2/5th part of the work

## Type2: Calculate time/work when efficiency is given in percentage

### Question 1.

Positive efficiency of a Neha is 5%. Negative efficiency of Shreya is 2.5%. Find out the net efficiency.

Options

A. 2.5 %

B. -2 %

C. 2%

D. -2.5%

#### Solution:

Positive efficiency = 5%

Negative efficiency = 2.5%

Therefore the Net efficiency = (5 – 2.5) = 2.5%

## Type 3: Calculate time/work when workers leave in between

### Question 1:

Karan can do a piece of work in 50 days. He works for 15 days and then leaves. Tarun comes and finishes the remaining work in 35 daysIn how many days Tarun alone can finish the work?

Options:

A. 50

B. 10

C. 60

D. 45

#### Solution:

Karan’s 1 day work = 1/50.

Work done by Karan in 15 days = 15 * 1/ 50  = 3/10
Therefore, remaining work = 1 – 3/10 = 7/10

Tarun finishes this remaining 7/10 work in 35 days.

Therefore, Tarun can finish the work in 35/7/10 = 50

## Type 4: Share of salary based on work

### Question 1.

Hetal’s one day work is 1/20 and Avnika’s one day work is 1/30 days but with the help of Yasha they finished the work in 10 days. For that work they got total of Rs. 5000. Find the share of Yasha?

Options

A. Rs. 833.33

B. Rs. 800

C. Rs.235

D. Rs.338.3

#### Solution:

Hetal’s total work done = 10/20 = 1/2

Avnika’s total work = 10/30 = 1/3

they together completed in ½ + 1/3 = 5/6

Remaining work = 1 – 5/6 = 1/6

ThereforeYasha’s share = 5000*1/6 = 5000/6 = Rs 833.33