 ### 300 kg of sugar solution has 40% sugar in it. How much sugar should be added to make it 50% in the solution ?

A. 40 kg B. 50 kg C. 60 kg D. 80 kg Answer: Option C

### Solution(By Apex Team)

In 300 kg of solution, Percentage of sugar = 40% ∴ Sugar = $\Large\frac{300 \times 40}{100}$ = 120 kg Let x kg of sugar be added. Now, according to the question $\begin{array}{l}\Large\frac{120+x}{300+x}=\frac{1}{2}\\ \Rightarrow240+2x=300+x\\ \Rightarrow2x-x=300-240\\ \Rightarrow x=60\mathrm{~kg}\end{array}$

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### An alloy contains zinc, copper and tin in the ratio 2 : 3 : 1 and another contains copper, tin and lead in the ratio 5 : 4 : 3. If equal weights of both alloys are melted together to form a third alloy, then the weight of lead per kg in new alloy will be:

A. $\large\frac{1}{2} \mathrm{~kg}$
B. $\large\frac{1}{8} \mathrm{~kg}$
C. $\large\frac{3}{14} \mathrm{~kg}$
D. $\large\frac{7}{9} \mathrm{~kg}$

A. 81 litres
B. 71 litres
C. 56 litres
D. 50 litres