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# Four cups of milk are to be poured into a 2-cup bottle and a

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Four cups of milk are to be poured into a 2-cup bottle and a 4-cup bottle. If each bottle is to be filled to the same fraction of its capacity, how many cups of milk should be poured into the 4-cup bottle?

A. 2/3
B. 7/3
C.5/2
D. 8/3
E. 3
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Re: DS-Ratio & Proportion [#permalink]  02 Dec 2008, 05:14
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$$x/2= (4-x)/4$$
$$x= 4/3$$

hence no of cups in 4-cup bottle= $$4-4/3$$
=$$8/3$$
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Re: DS-Ratio & Proportion [#permalink]  02 Dec 2008, 08:34
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let 1/x is the fraction

2/x + 4/x = 4

x= 3/2

4 cup bottle = 4/3/2 = 8/3
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