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Oct 31, 2019 in Other

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A person goes from A to B at the speed of 40 kmph and comes back at the speed of 60 kmph. What is his average speed for the whole journey?

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Oct 31, 2019

Since the distance travelled on both sides is the same, we can use the formula of harmonic mean of speeds
Average Speed: 2xy/(x+y) where, x is the speed while going from A to B and y is the speed while coming back.
So using this formula, we get the answer as 48 kmph.

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