A Can Contains a Mixture of Two Liquids a and B in the Ratio 7 : 5. When 9 L of Mixture Are Drawn off and the Can is Filled with B, the Ratio of a and B Becomes 7: 9. How Many Litres of Liquid a Was C - Mathematics


A can contains a mixture of two liquids A and B in the ratio 7 : 5. When 9 L of mixture are drawn off and the can is filled with B, the ratio of A and B becomes 7: 9. How many litres of liquid A was contained by the can initially?


  • 10

  • 20

  • 21

  • 25



Let the quantity of liquid A and B be 7x and 5x, respectively.

Then, as per the question `(12x-9 7/12)/(12x-9 5/12+9)=7/9`

⇒ `(7x-21/4)/(5x-15/4+9)=7/9`

⇒ `(28x-21)/(20x-15+36)=7/9`

⇒ `252x-189=140x+147`

⇒ `112x=336⇒x=3`

∴ Initial amount of liquid A= 7x = 7 x 3 = 21 L

Concept: Ratio and Proportion (Entrance Exam)
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