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Q: A tin a mixture of two liquids A and B in the proportion 4 : 1. If 45 litres of the mixture is replaced by 45 litres of liquid B, then the ratio of the two liquids becomes 2 : 5. How much of the liquid B was there in the tin? What quantity does the tin hold?

  • 1
    58 l
  • 2
    65 l
  • 3
    50 l
  • 4
    62 l
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Answer : 3. "50 l"
Explanation :

Answer: C) 50 l Explanation: Let the tin contain 5x litres of liquids 5x - 45 x 455x - 45 x 15 + 45 = 25 => 5(4x - 36) = 2(x + 36) => 20x - 180 = 2x + 72 => x = 14 litres Hence, the initial quantity of mixture = 70l Quantity of liquid B = 70 - 45 x 15 + 45  = 50 litres.

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