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# Drum X is 1/2 full of oil and drum Y, which has twice the

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20 Feb 2004, 13:53
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Drum X is 1/2 full of oil and drum Y, which has twice the capacity of drum X, is 2/J full of oil. If all of the oil in drum X is poured into drum Y. then drum Y will be filled to what fraction of its capacity ?
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20 Feb 2004, 13:59
Fraction = {40+5*J}/20*J..............plugin the value of J!!
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20 Feb 2004, 14:27
Can you explain that further
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20 Feb 2004, 14:35
Let capacity of X = 10 litre
Oil in X= 5 litres
Capacity of Y = 20 litres
Oil in Y = 2/J * 20 = 40/J litre
Oil in Y plus 5 litres of X = 40/J +5
Fraction = {40/J+5}/20
20 Feb 2004, 14:35
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