Saturday, November 28, 2015

Escalators and Circular Tracks Explained with Examples Video Lecture

In this video I have talked about two important topics which are basically part of Time Speed and Distance. They are Escalator and Circular tracks. First I have explained what Escalators are and what type of questions are asked in it. Escalators are basically automatically mechanised staircases which we most commonly see in Shopping Malls and Airports. If you have never seen an Escalator please have a look at the picture below.
I have told that in the Escalator questions the total distance will always be considered as the total number of steps visible on the stationary escalator. The speed will be denoted as Number of Steps per second or per minute. After that I have talked about Circular Tracks in which I have taken up cases of two and three persons running in same and opposite direction around the track. The concept of finding two types of answers which are most asked in the questions has been discussed. They are how much time after the start will the persons meet anywhere on the track and after how much time they will meet for the first time at the starting point. The formula for two persons and three in both of the cases has been discussed and told by me in this video. The questions discussed by me in this video are listed below - 

Question 1. Raman is walking up an upward moving/ascending escalator. He covers 50 steps and reaches the top after 25 seconds. If the escalator comprises 200 steps, what is the ratio of the speed of Raman to the speed of the escalator ?

Question 2. Rohan takes 15 seconds to climb up stationary escalator but 12 seconds when the escalator is moving. If the speed of the escalator is 2 steps/second, how many steps are visible at a particular point on the stationary escalator ?

Question 3. Ram can climb an escalator in 15 seconds and can come down the same escalator in 25 seconds. How much time would he take to climb up and down the same escalator when it is stationary ?

Question 4. A person walking down an escalator takes 26 steps and it takes him 30 seconds to reach the bottom. The same person while running takes 18 seconds and 34 steps to reach the bottom. How many visible steps are there on the escalator ?

Question 5. An Escalator is moving at 3 steps per second. Rohan walking in the same direction as the moving escalator at 2 steps per second takes 3 seconds less to get out of the escalator then when he was moving on the stationary escalator. How many steps are there in the stationary escalator ?

Question 6. On a circular track of length 1200 meters, X and Y are competitors. They start from the same point with the speeds of 27 km per hour and 45 km per hour respectively. Find when will they meet again for the first time on the track when they are running (a) Same Direction (b) Opposite Direction. 

Also find answers for first meeting at starting point in both the cases(Same and Opposite Direction)

Question 7. Ram, Shyam and Varun run simultaneously starting from a point, around a circular track of length 1200 meters, with respective speeds of 2 meter per second, 4 meter per second and 6 meter per second. All of them are moving in the same direction. After how much time will they meet for the first time (a) Anywhere on the track (b) At the Starting Point

Question 8. If in the above question, Ram and Shyam run in the same direction while Varun runs in opposite direction then find the same answers.


  1. Hello sir,
    sir please explain question no.5
    i solve that question as (3+2)(t-3)=2t and i get t=5s
    and if solve as 2(t+3)=5t i get t=2

  2. ok ok sir i got it...thankyou

  3. Sir can you upload the videos of clocks?

  4. Please upload more sample questions videos on escalators & circular tracks... Thanks for your efforts...


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