Bunuel wrote:

munia123 wrote:

hey guys, i have got another problem. please help me to solve it.the problem says,

a mixture of 40 liters of milk and water contains 10% water. how much water should be added to this so that water may be 20% in the new mixture?

my answer is 4 liter but, i am not sure. please help me.

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Provide answer choices for PS questions.Let the amount of water to be added be

x liters.

We want the percentage of water to increase from 10% to 20% or percentage of non-water to decrease from 90% to 80%. Note that when we add

x liters of water the amount of non-water in mixture in liters remains the same, so:

0.9*40=0.8(40+x) -->

x=5.

Or, the amount of water after adding

x liters of water (

0.2*(40+x)) should be equal to initial amount of water (

0.1*40) plus the amount of water we add (

x)

0.2*(40+x)=0.1*40+x -->

x=5.

Hope it helps.

Hi Bunuel, i got the different ans.. let me know where i m wrong....

Problem again :

a mixture of 40 liters of milk and water contains 10% water. how much water should be added to this so that water may be 20% in the new mixture?

a mixture of 40 ltrs water + milk contains 10% of water so 4 ltrs are water rest 36 ltrs are milk.

if i want to make water 20% in the mixture

40*20% = (4+ x) here x is the water to be added to the mixture

so, i got x as 4

please suggest me if i gone wrong???

4+x liters of water is 20% of 40+x liters of mixture not 40.