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Ordinary sugar contains 32% impurities, while processed sugar has 18% impurities.How many kilograms of ordinary sugar must be processed to yield 102 kg of processed sugar?
1.185
2.246
3.123

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07 Nov 2009, 02:10
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virtualanimosity wrote:
Q.
Ordinary sugar contains 32% impurities, while processed sugar has 18% impurities.How many kilograms of ordinary sugar must be processed to yield 102 kg of processed sugar?
1.185
2.246
3.123

amount of processed sugar = 102 kg.
amount of pure sugar in this = 82% of it = 83 kg (approx)

we need x kg of ordinary sugar which contains 83kg of pure sugar.

ordinary sugar has 68% pure sugar.

so basically 2/3(approx) of ordinary sugar is pure sugar.

pure sugar = 83

so ordinary sugar = 83 x (3/2)=123 (approx)

so 3.

did approximations as options are quite far apart.
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07 Nov 2009, 07:57
I have got a diff answer.

If we want 102 kg processed sugar, i.e. sugar with 18% purity, we will need x kg ordinary sugar with 32% purity, where,

x=102*32/18 = 181 kg approx. or we can say OA - 1.

Evenif you consider the factor of purity differences, its 4/18% lesser than twice the purity level of processed sugar as compared with ordinary sugar. This indicates that slightly lesser than double the quantity of ordinary sugar will be required to get processed sugar.

Whats the right OA?

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08 Nov 2009, 01:17
jax91 wrote:
virtualanimosity wrote:
Q.
Ordinary sugar contains 32% impurities, while processed sugar has 18% impurities.How many kilograms of ordinary sugar must be processed to yield 102 kg of processed sugar?
1.185
2.246
3.123

amount of processed sugar = 102 kg.
amount of pure sugar in this = 82% of it = 83 kg (approx)

we need x kg of ordinary sugar which contains 83kg of pure sugar.

ordinary sugar has 68% pure sugar.

so basically 2/3(approx) of ordinary sugar is pure sugar.

pure sugar = 83

so ordinary sugar = 83 x (3/2)=123 (approx)

so 3.

did approximations as options are quite far apart.

Should be C however the value doesnot look correct.

102 should equal to (1-0.14) of 123 but is that equal?

86% of 123 = 105.78
14% of 123 = 17.22

Is your question correct?
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