2015 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 2

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Problem

Marie does three equally time-consuming tasks in a row without taking breaks. She begins the first task at 1:00 PM and finishes the second task at 2:40 PM. When does she finish the third task?

$\textbf{(A) }\text{3:10 PM}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\text{3:30 PM}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\text{4:00 PM}\qquad\textbf{(D) }\text{4:10 PM}\qquad\textbf{(E) }\text{4:30 PM}$

Solution

Marie finishes 2 tasks in $1$ hour and $40$ minutes. Therefore, one task should take $50$ minutes to finish. $50$ minutes after $2\!:\!40$ PM is $3\!:\!30$ PM, so our answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(B) }\text{3:30 PM}}$

See Also

2015 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 1
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Problem 3
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