Answering Exams

Two vessels P and Q contain 62.5% and 87.5% of alcohol respectively. If 2 litres from vessel P is mixed with 4 litres from vessel Q, the ratio of alcohol and water in the resulting mixture is_______?

Two vessels P and Q contain 62.5% and 87.5% of alcohol respectively. If 2 litres from vessel P is mixed with 4 litres from vessel Q, the ratio of alcohol and water in the resulting mixture is_______?

A. 16 : 5
B. 14 : 5
C. 16 : 7
D. 19 : 5 (Correct)
E. None of these

 

Explanation:

Quantity of alcohol in vessel P = 62.5/100 * 2 = 5/4 litres

Quantity of alcohol in vessel Q = 87.5/100 * 4 = 7/2 litres
Quantity of alcohol in the mixture formed = 5/4 + 7/2 = 19/4 = 4.75 litres
As 6 litres of mixture is formed, ratio of alcohol and water in the mixture formed = 4.75 : 1.25 = 19 : 5.

 

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