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# A milk vendor sells milk at Cost Price but still gains 20%.

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A milk vendor sells milk at Cost Price but still gains 20%. Find the ratio of milk and water in every gallon that he sells.

A. 4:1
B. 5:1
C. 5:2
D. 6:1
E. None of these

Originally posted by chris93 on 28 Oct 2012, 21:48.
Last edited by Bunuel on 29 Oct 2012, 01:37, edited 1 time in total.
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28 Oct 2012, 23:01
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chris93 wrote:
A milk vendor sells milk at Cost Price but still gains 20%. Find the
ratio of milk and water in every gallon that he sells.

Let the vendor buy 100 L of milk. For him to make 20% profit, he has to turn this 100 L into 120 L without incurring any cost. So he has to mix 20 L of water. So ratio of milk to water is $$\frac{100}{20} = 5$$

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