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$A$ can do a piece of work in $10$ days, $B$ in $12$ days and $C$ in $15$ days. All begin together but $A$ leaves the work after $2$ days and $B$ leaves the $3$ days before the work is finished. How long did the work last?
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  {\text{A}}{\text{. 7 }}days \\
  {\text{B}}{\text{. 2 }}days \\
  {\text{C}}{\text{. 3 }}days \\
  {\text{D}}{\text{. 8 }}days \\
 $

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Complete step-by-step answer:
According to question,
$A's$ one day’s work $ = \dfrac{1}{{10}}$
$B's$ one day’s work $ = \dfrac{1}{{12}}$
$C's$ one day’s work $ = \dfrac{1}{{15}}$
$A,B{\text{ and }}C's$ one day’s work $ = \dfrac{1}{{10}} + \dfrac{1}{{12}} + \dfrac{1}{{15}}$
$ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{\left( {6 + 5 + 4} \right)}}{{60}} = \dfrac{{15}}{{60}} = \dfrac{1}{4}$
$A,B{\text{ and }}C's$ two day’s work $ = \dfrac{1}{4} \times 2 = \dfrac{1}{2}$
But $B$ leaves \[3\] days before the work gets finished, so $C$ does the remaining work alone.
$C's$ $3$ day’s work $ = \dfrac{1}{{15}} \times 3 = \dfrac{1}{5}$
Then work done in $2 + 3$ days $ = \dfrac{1}{2} + \dfrac{1}{5} = \dfrac{7}{{10}}$
Work done by $B + C$ together $ = 1 - \dfrac{7}{{10}} = \dfrac{3}{{10}}$
$\left( {B + C} \right)'s$ one day work $ = \dfrac{1}{{12}} + \dfrac{1}{{15}} = \dfrac{9}{{60}} = \dfrac{3}{{20}}$
So number of days worked by $B$ and $C$ together $ = \dfrac{3}{{10}} \times \dfrac{{20}}{3} = 2$ days
So $A,B,C$ work for $2$ days,
     $B,C$ work for $2$ days,
     $C$ works for $3$ days.
Then total work done $ = 2 + 3 + 2 = 7$ days
$\therefore $ work will last for $7$ days.

Note – As you know, this is a work-time problem so there are many approaches to solve these types of problems. Here we first find the days, where work is done by all three i.e. $2$ and then days where $C$ works alone i.e. $3$. So, this equals $5$ days and now we have to find out the number of days in which remaining work is completed i.e. by $B{\text{ and }}C$ then we will add up all and get our required answer. Then match that sum of days with that one particular given option.
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