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Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilogram

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Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilograms of water evaporate from 8 kilograms of solutions Y and 2 kilograms of solution Y are added to the remaining 6 kilograms of liquid, what percent of this new liquid solution is liquid X?

A. 30%
B. 33 1/3%
C. 37 1/2%
D. 40%
E. 50%
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Re: Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilogram [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 13:16
At the beggining, you have 8KG of solution Y, i.e.

70% * 8KG = 5,6 KG of Water
30% * 8KG = 2,4 KG of X

2KG of water evaporate:

5,6KG - 2KG = 3,6KG of Water
2,4KG of X

2KG of liquid are added:

3,6KG + 2*0,70 = 5KG of Water
2,4KG + 2*0,30 = 3 KG of X

So you have 3KG of X in 8KG (3 + 5) solution.
Therefore X concentration is 3/8 = 37,5%
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Re: Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilogram [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 23:01
Answer:C
Took time to solve this one, the statement 2 kilograms of solution Y are added to the remaining 6 kilograms of liquid was confusing to me. After thinking more deeply, it was clear to me that new 2 kg of solution Y will also be 30% liquid X and 70% water, and then I was able to get the answer. That was a bit tricky and nice question.
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Re: Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilogram [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 23:25
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Initially you start with 8kg of solution which has 2.4kg of X and 5.6kg of water
Post evaporation : 2.4kg of X and 3.6kg of water
Now we add back 2kg of Y --> 1.4Kg water + 0.6Kg X
So we have left 5Kg Water & 3Kg X

Percentage concentration is (3/5)*100 or 37.5%
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Re: Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilogram [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 23:43
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Initially you start with 8kg of solution which has 2.4kg of X and 5.6kg of water
Post evaporation : 2.4kg of X and 3.6kg of water
Now we add back 2kg of Y --> 1.4Kg water + 0.6Kg X
So we have left 5Kg Water & 3Kg X

Percentage concentration is (3/5)*100 or 37.5%

Yea, that's exactly how I solved but you know at first I was kinda adding 2 to 6 kg without considering liquid X and water's concentration within 2 kg being added.
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Re: Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilogram [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2011, 12:51
Liquid x in 8 kg = 8*30%=12/5
Liquid x in next 2 kg = 2*30% = 3/5
Total x = 12/5 + 3/5 = 15/5 = 3
so, (3/8)*100= 37.5%
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Re: Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilogram [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2011, 22:43
Initially we have 8kg of solution which has 3/10 0f 8= 2.4kg of X and 7/10 of 8 = 5.6kg of water after evaporation : 2.4kg of X and 3.6kg of water
Now we added 2kg of solution Y --> 7/10 of 2=1.4Kg water + 3/10 0f 2 =0.6Kg X
So we have left 5Kg Water & 3Kg X

Percentage concentration is (3/5)*100 or 37.5%
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Solution Y is 30% liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilograms of water evaporate from 8 kg of solution Y and 2 kg of solution Y are added to the remaining 6 kg of liquid, what percent of this new solution is liquid X?

a. 30
b. 33 1/3
c. 37 1/2
d. 40
e. 50

What is the easiest way to approach this type of problem and solve under 2 min.


In 8 kilograms of solution Y there are 0.3*8=2.4 kilograms of solution X;

After 2 kilograms of water are replaced by 2 kilograms of solution Y, to the existing 2.4 kilograms of solution X, 0.3*2=0.6 kilograms of solution X are added, so in the new solution of 8 kilograms there are 2.4+0.6=3 kilograms of solution X, which is 3/8*100=37.5% of this new solution.

Answer: C.
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Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2012, 08:51
Solution Y total = 8
Liq x = 30% (8) = 2.4

Added 2 kg of Solution Y
Liq x = 30% (2) = 0.6

Final Solution wil have = (2.4 + 0.6) = 3 kg of Liq x

3/8 = 37.5%
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Re: Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 20:32
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Solution Y is 30 percent liquid X and 70 percent water. If 2 kilograms of water evaporate from 8 kilograms of solution Y and 2 kilograms of solution Y are added to the remaining 6 kilograms of liquid, what percent of this new solution is liquid X?

A. 30%
B. 33 1/3%
C. 37 1/2%
D. 40%
E. 50%

What is the easiest way to approach this type of problem and solve under 2 min.


1. The net effect of 2 kg of water evaporating and adding 2 kg of the solution is removing (-2 + 1.4 = -0.6) 0.6 kg of water and adding 0.6 kg of liquid
2 Therefore the changed solution contains, 2.4 + 0.6 = 3 kg of liquid and 5.6-0.6==5 kg of water.
3. Percentage of liquid is 3/8 * 100 % = 37 1/2 %
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