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Paint needs to be thinned to a ratio of 2 parts paint to 1.5 parts water. The painter has by mistake added water so that he has 6 litres of paint which is half water and half paint. What must he add to make the proportions of the mixture correct?

A) 1 litre paint B) 1 litre water
C) ½ litre water and one litre paint D) ½ litre paint and one litre water

Answer:   A) 1 litre paint



Explanation:

At the moment the paint is 3 liters of paint and 3 liters of water. We need to add to this to make the new ratio 2 liters paint to 1.5 liters water. As this is equivalent to 4 : 3 we can see that we have the right amount of water, and just need 1 liter of paint to make it correct.

Subject: Ratios and Proportions
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If (3/2)X = (5/7)Y = (6/5)Z, then what is X : Y : Z?

 

A) 105 : 50 : 84 B) 24 : 25 : 32
C) 15 : 21 : 25 D) 20 : 42 : 25
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 20 : 42 : 25

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If 3A = 2B = C, then A : B : C = ?

A) 6 : 2 : 3 B) 1/3 : 1/2 : 1
C) 3 : 2 : 1 D) 1 : 3 : 2
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 1/3 : 1/2 : 1

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The ratio of the number of marbles that Pulak and Menaja had was 5:9 while the ratio of the number of marbles that Jairam and Menaja had was 7:18. What is the ratio of the number of marbles that Pulak and Jairam had?

 

A) 10:7 B) 2:3  
C) 5:7 D) 7:5
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 10:7

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Two numbers are in ratio 3:4. When 3 is subtracted from both the numbers, the ratio becomes 2:3. Find the sum of the numbers.

A) 16 B) 20
C) 21 D) 22
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 21

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If 3/5 of x is equal to 4/9 of y, then what is the ratio of x and y?

 

A) 11 : 15 B) 15 : 23
C) 20 : 27 D) 14 : 25
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 14 : 25

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If p : q : r = 2 : 3 : 5, then what will be the ratio of (p + q + r) : (3p + q – r)?

 

A) 5 : 2   B) 10 : 17  
C) 9 : 4 D) 5 : 4
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 5 : 2  

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Three triangles are marked out of a bigger triangle at the three vertices such that each side of each of the smaller triangles is one-third as long as each corresponding side of the bigger triangle. The ratio of the area of the three small triangles taken together to that of the rest of the bigger triangle is ?

A) 1:2 B) 1:3
C) 3:1 D) 1:9
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 1:2

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If w : 0.80 :: 9 : 6, w = ?

A) 2.5 B) 1.1
C) 3.3 D) 1.2
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 1.2

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