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A merchant has 1000 kg of sugar part of which he sells at 8% profit and the rest at 18% profit. He gains 14% on the whole. The Quantity sold at 18% profit is

A) 400 kg B) 560 kg
C) 600 kg D) 640 kg

Answer:   C) 600 kg



Explanation:

By the rule of alligation:

 

Profit of first part                         Profit of second part

 

 

So, ratio of 1st and 2nd parts = 4 : 6 = 2 : 3. 

 

Therefore, Quantity of 2nd kind = (3/5 x 1000)kg = 600 kg.

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The ratio of spirit and water in the two vessels is 5 : 1 and 3 : 7 respectively. In what ratio the liquid of both the vessels should be mixed such that a new mixture containing half spirit and half water is obtained?

 

A)  3 : 5 B)  5 : 7 
C) 3) 1 : 1 D)
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A)  3 : 5

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7 litres mixture of milk and water contains 30% water. 3.5 litres of milk is added to this mixture. What is the percentage of water in the new mixture?

 

A) 10 B) 15
C) 20 D) 25
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 20

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A mixture of 240 litres of juice and water contains 15% water. How much more water (in litres) should be added to this so that the strength of water will become 25% in the new mixture?

 

A) 28 B)  32
C)  26 D)  34
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B)  32

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A natural number, when divided by 5,6,7 or 8,leaves a remainder of 4 in each case. what is the smallest of all such numbers?

 

 

A) 214 B) 424
C) 844 D) 1264
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 844

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In a bucket, paint and oil are in the ratio 7 : 5. 24 litres of mixture is drawn off and 24 litres of oil is added. If the ratio of paint and oil becomes 1 : 1, then how many litres of paint was contained in the bucket initially?

 

A) 49   B)  63  
C)  84   D) 98
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 98

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In what ratio rice costing Rs 14/kg mixed with another rice costing Rs 11/kg to get the mixture costing Rs 11.6/kg?

 

A) 2 : 5 B) 1 : 4
C) 1 : 3 D) 1 : 5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 1 : 5

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Two water-squash mixtures, the first having a water-to-squash ratio of 4 : 1 and the other having a ratio of 3 : 1, are blended in the ratio 1 : 2. What is the water : squash ratio in the blend?

A) 19:11 B) 23:7
C) 17:13 D) 4:3
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 23:7

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A mixture contains liquid A and liquid B in the ratio of 5 : 4. If 2 litres of liquid B is added to it, then the ratio of liquid A and liquid B becomes 7 : 6. What is the quantity (in litres) of liquid A in the mixture?

 

A) 32 B) 35
C) 40 D) 42
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 35

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