Ratio and Proportion - Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) questions for Q. 753

Q.  Two kinds of rice, 1st costs Rs.13 per kg and 2nd costs Rs.19 per kg are mixed together. Find the ratio in which the 2 types are mixed so that the mixture costs Rs.14.2 per kg?
- Published on 06 Jul 15

a. 3:1
b. 4:1
c. 3:4
d. 4:3

ANSWER: 4:1
 
Let the total quantity of mixture be 1. If quantity of 1st type is x then quantity of the 2nd type will be (1-x)
Therefore, 13x + 19(1-x) = 14.2
13x -19x + 19 = 14.2
4.8 = 6x
x = 0.8 ; (1-x) = 0.2
Therefore, the ratio is 0.8 : 0.2 = 4:1

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