 ### Two vessels A and B contain spirit and water mixed in the ratio 5 : 2 and 7 : 6 respectively. Find the ratio in which these mixtures be mixed to obtain a new mixture in vessel C containing spirit and water in the ratio 8 : 5 ?

A. 4 : 3 B. 3 : 4 C. 5 : 6 D. 7 : 9 Answer: Option D

### Solution(By Apex Team)

Let the Cost price of spirit be Rs. 1 per litre Spirit in 1 litre mixture in A $=\Large\frac{5}{7}$ litre; Cost price of 1 litre mixture in A = Rs.$\Large\frac{5}{7}$ Spirit in 1 litre mixture of B = $\Large\frac{7}{13}$ litre; Cost price of 1 litre mixture in B = Rs.$\Large\frac{7}{13}$ Spirit in 1 litre mixture of C = $\Large\frac{8}{13}$ litre; Mean price = Rs.$\Large\frac{8}{13}$ By the rule of alligation, we have: ∴ Request ratio =$\Large\frac{1}{13}: \frac{9}{91}$ = 7 : 9

## Related Questions On Alligation

A. 2 : 5
B. 3 : 5
C. 5 : 3
D. 5 : 2

### 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