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3L of milk are drawn from a container containing 30L of milk. It is replaced by water and the process is repeated 2 times more. What is the ratio of milk to water at the end?
\(a. \frac{2187}{100}\)
\(b. \frac{81}{19}\)
\(c. \frac{729}{271}\)
\(d. \frac{743}{229}\)
\(e. \frac{813}{19}\)

Originally posted by pratik2018 on 04 Sep 2018, 02:29.
Last edited by chetan2u on 04 Sep 2018, 03:46, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 04 Sep 2018, 02:40
pratik2018 wrote:
3L of milk are drawn from a container containing 30L of milk. It is replaced by water and the process is repeated 2 times. What is the ratio of milk to water at the end?
\(a. \frac{2187}{100}\)
\(b. \frac{81}{19}\)
\(c. \frac{729}{271}\)
\(d. \frac{743}{229}\)
\(e. \frac{813}{19}\)



Although there is a formula but this can be calculated easily ..
After first change 27 milk and 3 water..
When you remove 3 litre more , milk proportion is 3*27/30=27/10
So milk left = 27-27/10=243/10
Remaining is water = 30-243/10=57/10
Ratio M:W=(243/10):(57/10)=243:57=81:19

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But if the question meant repeated two times MORE then do it once more
Proportion of milk in the third change = 3*243/300=243/100
Milk left = 243/10-243/100=(2430-243)/100=2187/100
Water = 30-2187/100=813/100
Ratio = 2187:813=729:271

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Final proportion= [1 - (y/x)]^n
= [1- (3/30)]^3
= (9/10)^3=729/1000
Water proportion = 1-729/1000=271/1000
Relative ratio = 729/271

Here,
x = Initial quantity of milk.
y = Replaced water per process.
n = No. of process repeated.
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New post 04 Sep 2018, 02:47
chetan2u wrote:
pratik2018 wrote:
3L of milk are drawn from a container containing 30L of milk. It is replaced by water and the process is repeated 2 times. What is the ratio of milk to water at the end?
\(a. \frac{2187}{100}\)
\(b. \frac{81}{19}\)
\(c. \frac{729}{271}\)
\(d. \frac{743}{229}\)
\(e. \frac{813}{19}\)



Although there is a formula but this can be calculated easily ..
After first change 27 milk and 3 water..
When you remove 3 litre more , milk proportion is 3*27/30=27/10
So milk left = 27-27/10=243/10
Remaining is water = 30-243/10=57/10
Ratio M:W=(243/10):(57/10)=243:57=81:19

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Can you tell me where I'm going wrong?
Using formula, the final conc of milk is (27/30)^2
The oa says its c...

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rahulkashyap wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
pratik2018 wrote:
3L of milk are drawn from a container containing 30L of milk. It is replaced by water and the process is repeated 2 times. What is the ratio of milk to water at the end?
\(a. \frac{2187}{100}\)
\(b. \frac{81}{19}\)
\(c. \frac{729}{271}\)
\(d. \frac{743}{229}\)
\(e. \frac{813}{19}\)



Although there is a formula but this can be calculated easily ..
After first change 27 milk and 3 water..
When you remove 3 litre more , milk proportion is 3*27/30=27/10
So milk left = 27-27/10=243/10
Remaining is water = 30-243/10=57/10
Ratio M:W=(243/10):(57/10)=243:57=81:19

B


Can you tell me where I'm going wrong?
Using formula, the final conc of milk is (27/30)^2
The oa says its c...

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Yes this is the straight formula..
The question means repeats 2 times more so total three times..
Quantity of milk = \((\frac{27}{30})^3=(9/10)^3=729/1000\)
So water = 1-729/1000=271/1000

Ratio M:W= 729:271
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2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html


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