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Question

A 400 liter mixture of milk and water contains 86% milk. How many more liters of water should be added so that the proportions of milk and water become equal?

A

288 liter.

B

289 liter.

C

287 liter.

D

291 liter.

Soln.
Ans: a

The volume of milk will remain same at ${86 × 400}/100$ = 344 liters. The amount of water at present is 400 - 344 = 56 liters. We need to make the volume of water equal to that of the milk. So we have to add 344 - 56 = 288 liters of water.


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