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Mixture and Alligation Examples
Here in this Mixture and Alligation Methods and some important formula which need to understand through examples 2 that are given in exams. we provide u some example 2 based on mixture and Alligation. This is the basic theory of Mixture and Alligation which is applied in question to obtain answers here Mixture and Alligation Methods of example in different form of examples.

In maths exam papers there are two or three question are given from this chapter. This type of problem are given in Quantitative Aptitude which is a very essential paper in banking exam. Under below given some more example for your better practice.




Example #1
Two vessels A and B contains spirit and water mixed in the ratio of 7 : 6 and 4 : 3 respectively. These mixture be mixed to get a new mixture containing 600 / 13 % spirit, is?

  1. 10 : 7
  2. 10 : 3
  3. 3 : 11
  4. 5 : 13

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Answer: Option (A)
How to Solve
Let, the cost of 1 liter Spirit Rs.1/-.


Spirit in 1 liter mixture of A = 7 / 13 liter,
Cost price of 1 liter mixture of A = Rs.7 /13.

Spirit in 1 liter mixture in B = 4 / 7 liter,
Cost price of 1 liter mixture in B = Rs. 4 / 7.

So, spirit in 1 liter of new mixture is,
= 600 x 1 x 1 / 13 x 100
= 6 / 13 liter (Mean price).

Using the rule of alligation, we have:
Mixture and Alligation

So, the required ratio is
10 / 91 : 1 / 13
= 10 : 7

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Example #2
In 400 gm of a mixture there was 30% of rice in it. How much rice should be added to make it 50% in the mixture?

  1. 160 gm
  2. 180 gm
  3. 200 gm
  4. 225 gm

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Answer: Option (A)
How to Solve
The existing solution has 30% rice.
So, the other solution has 100% rice,

Formula applied:
Quantity of cheaper / Quantity of dearer = CP of dearer – Mean price / Mean price – CP of cheaper
100 – 50 / 50 – 30
= 50 / 20
= 5 : 2.

So, the two mixtures be added in the ratio of 5 : 2.


Required rice is,
= 400 x 2 / 5
= 160 gm.

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Solution ( Required % value – Present % value ) / ( 100 – Required % value )
400 ( 50 – 30 ) / 100 – 50
= 160 gm.
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Example #3
In what ratio stone be mixed with rice so as to gain 40% by selling at cost price?

  1. 1 : 4
  2. 2 : 5
  3. 3 : 5
  4. 4 : 7

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Answer: Option (B)
How to Solve
Let, cost price of pure rice is Rs.1/-.
Sell price of mixture is Rs.1/-.
And, % profit = 40%.

Sp, cost price in the mix is,
1 X 100 / 140
= 5 / 7.


Now, by applying alligation formula:
Cost price 1 = 1(rice).
Cost price 2 = 0(stone).
Mean price (mix) = 5 / 7.
( Cost price 1 – Mean price ) : ( Cost price 2 – Mean price )
= 2 / 7 : 5 / 7
= 2 : 5.

So, the ratio between rice and stone to gain 40% Profit is 2 : 5.

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