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How many kilograms of sugar costing Rs. 9 per kg must be mixed with 27 kg of sugar costing Rs. 7 per Kg so that there may be a gain of 10 % by selling the mixture at Rs. 9.24 per Kg ?

A) 36 Kg B) 42 Kg
C) 54 Kg D) 63 Kg

Answer:   D) 63 Kg

Explanation:

By the rule of alligation:
C.P. of 1 kg sugar of 1st kind      C.P. of 1 kg sugar of 2nd kind

{\color{Blue} \therefore } Ratio of quantities of 1st and 2nd kind = 14 : 6 = 7 : 3.

Let x kg of sugar of 1st kind be mixed with 27 kg of 2nd kind.
Then, 7 : 3 = x : 27 or x = (7 x 27 / 3) = 63 kg.

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A Container has a capacity of 48 litres and is full of milk. 4 liters of milk is taken out of it and replaced by same quantity of water. Again 4 liters of the mixture is taken out and replaced by the same quantity of water . The process is repeated five times. How much milk is left in the mixture ?

Answer

 = 



Milk left in the container = 



 =  liters

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Q:

In what proportion water must be added to spirit to gain 20% by selling it at the cost price ?

Answer

Let the C.P of spirit be = Rs.10 per litre


S.P of the mixture = Rs. 10 per litre


Profit = 20


 C.P of the mixture = Rs.  = Rs.  per litre




Ratio of water and spirit = 1 : 5

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A sum of Rs.118 was divided among 50 boys and girls such that each boy received Rs.2.60 and each girl Rs.1.80. Find the number of boys and girls ?

Answer

Average money received by each =  = Rs. 2.36



Ratio of No.of boys and girls = 56 : 24 = 7 : 3


 Number of boys =  = 35


Number of girls = 50 - 35 = 15

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A man travelled a distance of 80 km in 7 hours partly on foot at the rate of 8 km per hour and partly on bicycle at 16 km /hr. Find the distance travelled on foot ?

Answer



Thus out of 7 hrs in all, he took 4 hrs to travel on foot 


 Distance covered on foot in 4 hrs = ( 4 x 8) = 32 km

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In what ratio should two varieties of tea at Rs. 60 per kg and Rs.120 per kg be mixed together so that by selling the mixture at Rs.96 per kg, a profit of Rs.20% is obtained ?

Answer

Let us first calculate the cost of price of the mixture. the selling price of the mixture is given as Rs.96 and the profit is given as 20%. So, Cost price =  = Rs. 80


Now, let us apply allegation method :



= 40 : 20 =  2 : 1

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