 ### A lump of two metals weighing 18 g is worth Rs. 87 but if their weight is interchanged, it would be worth Rs. 78.60. If the price of one metal be Rs. 6.70 per gram, find the weight of the other metal in the mixture.

A. 8g B. 12g C. 15g D. 18g Answer: Option A

### Solution(By Apex Team)

Cost of (18g of 1st metal + 18g of 2nd metal) = Rs. 165.60 Cost of (1g of 1st metal + 1g metal of 2nd metal) = Rs. 9.20 Hence cost of 1g of 2nd metal, = 9.20 – 6.70 = Rs. 2.5 Mean price = Rs. $\Large\frac{87}{18}$ Now, given ratio of Ram and Shayam’s weight = 4 : 5 Now, $\begin{array}{l}\Large\frac{\text { quantity of } 1^{\text {st }} \text { metal }}{\text { quantity of } 2^{\text {nd }} \text { metal }}=\frac{14}{6}: \frac{56}{30}\\ =5 :4\end{array}$ Quantity of 2nd metal = $\Large\frac{18 \times 4}{9}$ = 8 g

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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