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Question

A sample of alcohol has 40% water, and another sample has 60% water. If equal volumes of both the samples are combined, what is the percentage of water in the new sample?

A

50 %.

B

52 %.

C

48 %.

D

54 %.

Soln.
Ans: a

If 100 units of both alcohol are combined, there will be 100 units of water in 200 units of the new sample. The percentage of water is $100/200$ × 100 = 50%.


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