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One vessel contains a mixture of 5 parts pure wine and 3 parts soda

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One vessel contains a mixture of 5 parts pure wine and 3 parts soda, whereas the other vessel contains a mixture of 9 parts pure wine and 5 parts soda. Compare the strength of the wine.

A. 35;36
B. 7 : 8
C. 7 : 4
D. 14 : 5
E. None of these

Originally posted by IanSmith on 20 Aug 2011, 13:18.
Last edited by Bunuel on 02 Sep 2014, 19:21, edited 1 time in total.
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take the proportion of wine in both vessels. proportion of wine in first vessel is 5/8.( 5 parts wine and 3 parts soda, so wine is 5 out of total of 8 parts). similarly proportion of wine in second vessel is 9/14. we have to take a common denominator. find lcm of 8 and 14. lcm of 8 and 14 is 56. now convert proportion of wine in same format. proportion of wine in first vessel is 35/56 and in second it is 36/56.

so now denominators are common so we can compare the strength of wine. its 35 : 36.
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First Vessel:5/8
Second Vessel:9/14

(5/8)/(9/14) = 35/36

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5/8 : 9/14

LCM of 8,14 = 56

(5/8)*56 : (9/14)*56

35:36

Answer is A.
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New post 20 Aug 2011, 15:20
Quite simple really! I feel dumb
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First Vessel \(= \frac{5}{5+3}\)

Second Vessel\(= \frac{9}{9+5}\)

\(Ratio = \frac{\frac{5}{8}}{\frac{9}{14}} = \frac{5}{8} * \frac{14}{9} = \frac{35}{36}\)

Answer = A
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New post 27 Oct 2014, 18:42
I think this question have a little mistake, because question is about STRENGTH of wine (62.5% vs 64.2%) and answer about quantity of parts (35 parts vs 36 parts)
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