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Mon March 23, 2015 By: Sriradha Gupta

The milk and water ratio in 16 liter mixture is 5:3. Find the amount of milk to be added to make the ratio 2:1?

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Prasenjit Paul
Tue March 24, 2015
L e t space t h e space a m o u n t space o f space m i l k space t o space b e space a d d e d space b e space apostrophe x apostrophe M i l k space i n space 16 space l i t r e s space equals space 5 over 8 cross times 16 equals 10 W a t e r space i n space 16 space l i t r e s space equals space 3 over 8 cross times 16 equals 6 F i n a l space r a t i o space equals space 2 colon 1 fraction numerator A m o u n t space o f space m i l k space i n space m i x t u r e over denominator A m o u n t space o f space w a t e r space i n space m i x t u r e end fraction equals space 2 over 1 rightwards double arrow fraction numerator 10 plus x over denominator 6 end fraction equals space 2 over 1 rightwards double arrow 10 plus x equals 12 rightwards double arrow x equals 2 space l i t r e s. therefore 2 space l i t r e s space m i l k space i s space t o space b e space a d d e d space t o space m a k e space t h e space r a t i o space a s space 2 colon 1.
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