# Up an Escalator

JimmyÂ takes the underground train to work and uses an escalator at the railway station. If Jimmy runs up 7 steps of the escalator, then it takes him 28.5 seconds to reach the top of the escalator. If he runs up 13 steps of the escalator, then it takes him only 19.5 seconds to reach the top.

How many seconds would it take Jimmy to reach the top if he did not run up any steps of the escalator at all?

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13 Comments

Well…..what is the real ans, guys?

ans??????????????????????????

its 30 seconds!!!

how 30 sec ???

x- time to reach by escalator

y- time to take 1 step

x-7y=28.5

x-13y=19.5

on solving,

x=49sec. Ans

30 seconds

jimmy takes 39 sec to reachn the top without running any step

I solve the answer it comes out to be 55.5 seconds

39

39 sec.

not sure …………..just tried a shortcut

I tried this puzzle bt nt able to get the ri8 answer…

Can any1 gimme the solution of the puzzle..??

@ Abhimanyu

We appreciate your effort. Let the other people also try.After that I am here to help you out.Have a great day!

need the ans for this…plz…