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I use a very simple way with fractions to find the calue of x:

$$\frac{4}{9}/\frac{x}{100} = \frac{5}{9}/\frac{7,5}{100}$$

When you solve it you will find that x=6
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Can some one explain when to use traditional mixture solutions using grid and when to use simple proportionality equations?
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Can some one explain when to use traditional mixture solutions using grid and when to use simple proportionality equations?

Here you are adding the whole mixture to water, also the ratio water to sugar remains unchanged.

Also you only have to make simple comptutation: 7,5/5*4=6
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In the drink mix, if $$\frac{4}{9} =$$ dye, then

sugar $$= 1 - \frac{4}{9} = \frac{5}{9}$$

If sugar constitutes $$\frac{7.5}{100}$$, then dye percentage $$= \frac{7.5}{100} * \frac{4}{9} * \frac{9}{5} = \frac{6}{100} = 6%$$

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Bunuel wrote:
Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. When the mix is added to water a gallon of drink is made that is 7.5% sugar. What percentage of the gallon is dye?

A. 6
B. 6.5
C. 7.5
D. 8
E. 24

ratio of sugar in mix to sugar in gallon=(5/9)/.075
ratio of dye in mix to dye in gallon=(4/9)/x
(5/9)/(.075)=(4/9)/x
x=6/100=6%
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Bunuel wrote:
Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. When the mix is added to water a gallon of drink is made that is 7.5% sugar. What percentage of the gallon is dye?

A. 6
B. 6.5
C. 7.5
D. 8
E. 24

suppose it is a litre instead of gallon (As 1 litre =1000 ml)

7.5 % of a litre of solution is sugar
75ml is sugar
Now 75 ml sugar constitutes 5/9 of initial mixture
means 55.55% of initial mixture
means initial mixture is 134 ml thus dye is ~45%(ie 4/9) of 134 ml
thus 60 ml
so 60ml is 6% of 1000ml ie 1Litre

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Is answer A ? Let x be volume of dye. sugar is 5/9x.
5/9x = 7.5/100.

x= 27/200.
dye % = 4/9 * 27/200 *100 = 6%
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Bunuel wrote:
Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. When the mix is added to water a gallon of drink is made that is 7.5% sugar. What percentage of the gallon is dye?

A. 6
B. 6.5
C. 7.5
D. 8
E. 24

4/9 is dye , 5/9 sugar

5/9 represent 7.5 %
4/9 represent X

(4/9*7.5)/5/9
6 we will get....
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Let initial amount be 9.
so dye equals 4 parts and sugar equals 5 parts.

now, 5 parts is 7.5% of the total. let total amount now be = a.
thus 7.5/100 a = 5.
a = 500/7.5

we need sugar / total
sugar hasn't changed so : 4/a = 4/ (500/7.5) = 0.06.
thus 6%
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Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. Whe [#permalink]
Say, Dye = 4, Sugar=5
We can find the equation below:
5= (9+water) *.075
Water= 57.66
Now,percentage of dye is:-
5/(57.66+9)
= .06
Or 6%

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rxs0005 wrote:
Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. When the mix is added to water a gallon of drink is made that is 7.5% sugar. What percentage of the gallon is dye?

(A) 6
(B) 6.5
(C) 7.5
(D) 8
(E) 24

Since 4/9 of the drink mix is dye, 5/9 of the mix is sugar. We can create the following proportion in which n = the percentage of dye:

(4/9)/(5/9) = n/(7.5/100)

4/5 = 100n/7.5

500n = 30

n = 30/500 = 6/100 = 6%

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Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. When the mix is added to water a gallon of drink is made that is 7.5% sugar. What percentage of the gallon is dye?

(A) 6
(B) 6.5
(C) 7.5
(D) 8
(E) 24

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is it possible to apply scale method to this one..?

You have 3 elements here - dye, sugar and water. So we cannot use the scale method.

We see that sugar is 5/9 of the drink and 7.5% of the entire water solution.
Dye which is 4/9 of the drink would be (7.5/5)*4 = 6% of the entire water solution

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Re: Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. Whe [#permalink]
(4/9)/(5/9) = x/7.5
=> 4/5 = x/7.5 => x = 4*7.5/5 = 6.

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Re: Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. Whe [#permalink]
rxs0005 wrote:
Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. When the mix is added to water a gallon of drink is made that is 7.5% sugar. What percentage of the gallon is dye?

(A) 6
(B) 6.5
(C) 7.5
(D) 8
(E) 24

Let X be the total vol of mix
Dye = 4/9*X
Sugar = 5/9*X

[color=#ffff00]Volume of sugar and dye remain unchanged

Therefore conc of Sugar in final mix = total sugar/1 gallon = 7.5% ( Given)
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= (5/9*x)/1 = 7.5
=5X= 67.5 ===> x = 13.5

Hence dye percentage = 4/9*13.5 = 6

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Re: Four-ninths of a drink mix is dye and the rest is sugar. Whe [#permalink]
Lets say , weight of the drink mix = x
hence 5/9x = sugar
4/9x = dye
7.5% of a gallon is dye .
1 * 75 / 1000 = 5/9 * x
x= 135/1000

Lets say that p% of 1 gallon is dye .
1 * p/ 100 = 4/9 * x
1 * p / 100 = 4/9 * 135 / 1000
p= 6