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729 liters of a mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 7:2.

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729 liters of a mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 7:2. How much water must be added to get a new mixture containing milk and water in the ratio 7:3?

A. 100 liters
B. 81 liters
C. 72.9 liters
D. 90 liters
E. 50 liters

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(162 + x)/(729+x) = .3 solving for x we get 81. Hence option B

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729 liters of a mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 7:2. How much water must be added to get a new mixture containing milk and water in the ratio 7:3?

A. 100 liters
B. 81 liters
C. 72.9 liters
D. 90 liters
E. 50 liters


given water ; 729 * 2/9 ; 162 and milk = 567
so required ratio 3:7 ; 3/10
so milk to be added 162+x/729+x = 3/10
solve for x = 81
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DisciplinedPrep wrote:
729 liters of a mixture contains milk and water in the ratio 7:2. How much water must be added to get a new mixture containing milk and water in the ratio 7:3?

A. 100 liters
B. 81 liters
C. 72.9 liters
D. 90 liters
E. 50 liters


#Work-Backwards Strategy
If Milk:Water is 7:2 in 729 Liters, then milk is 567 Liters.
Final mixture is 729+x liters (x liters of water added)

Option D (x=90)
Final amount of milk: (729+90)*7/10 does not equal 567 Liters of Milk.
Skip Option D.

Option B (x=81)
Final amount of milk: (729+81)*7/10 equals 567 Liters of Milk.
Option B is the right Answer.
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