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8 litres are drawn from a cask full of wine and is then filled with water. This operation is performed three more times. The ratio of the quantity of wine now left in cask to that of the water is 16 : 65. How much wine the cask hold originally?

A) 18 litres B) 24 litres
C) 32 litres D) 42 litres

Answer:   B) 24 litres

Explanation:

Let the quantity of the wine in the cask originally be x litres
Then, quantity of wine left in cask after 4 operations =litres

{\color{Black} \Rightarrow 3x-24=2x}

{\color{Black} \Rightarrow x=24}

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In a mixture of milk and water the proportion of water by weight was 75%. If in 60 gm of mixture 15 gm water was added, what would be the percentage of water ? (Weight in gm)

A) 80% B) 70%
C) 75% D) 62%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 80%

Explanation:

Water in 60 gm mixture=60 x 75/100 = 45 gm. and Milk = 15 gm.

After adding 15 gm. of water in mixture, total water = 45 + 15 = 60 gm and

weight of a mixture = 60 + 15 = 75 gm.

So % of water = 100 x 60/75 = 80%.

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The amount of water (in ml) that should be added to reduce 9 ml lotion, containing 50% alcohol, to a lotion containing 30% alcohol is ?

A) 6 ml B) 11 ml
C) 15 ml D) 9 ml
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 6 ml

Explanation:

Let us assume that the lotion has 50% alcohol and 50% water.
ratio = 1:1
As the total solution is 9ml
alcohol = water = 4.5ml
Now if we want the quantity of alcohol = 30%
The quantity of water = 70%
The new ratio = 3:7
Let x ml of water be added
We get,

=> x=6
Hence 6ml of water is added.

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If a man buys 1 lt of milk for Rs.12 and mixes it with 20% water and sells it for Rs.15, then what is the percentage of gain ?

A) 25% B) 30%
C) 17% D) 19%
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 25%

Explanation:

He has gain = 15 - 12 = 3,
Gain% = (3/12) x 100 = (100/4) = 25.
He has 25% gain.

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One type of liquid contains 25 % of benzene, the other contains 30% of benzene. A can is filled with 6 parts of the first liquid and 4 parts of the second liquid. Find the percentage of benzene in the new mixture.

A) 27 % B) 26 %
C) 29 % D) 21 %
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 27 %

Explanation:

Let the percentage of benzene = X
(30 - X)/(X- 25) = 6/4 = 3/2
=> 5X = 135  
X = 27

So, required percentage of benzene = 27 %

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A container contains 50 litres of milk. From that 8 litres of milk was taken out and replaced by water. This process was repeated further two times. How much milk is now contained by the container ?

A) 24.52 litres B) 29.63 litres
C) 28.21 litres D) 25.14 litres
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 29.63 litres

Explanation:

Given that container has 50 litres of milk.

After replacing 8 litres of milk with water for three times, milk contained in the container is:

 = 29.63 litres.

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