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Find the initial quantity of sugar solution in the given mixture (in litres).

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A mixture contains sugar solution and coloured water in the ratio 2 : 3.
If 24 litres of coloured water is added to the mixture, the ratio becomes 2 : 5.
Find the initial quantity of sugar solution in the given mixture (in litres).

posted Oct 20, 2020 by Yogeshwar Thakur

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24 liter sugar.
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The original mixture was 2x sugar and 3x water.
The new mixture is 2x sugar and 5x water = 3x+24
Thus x = 12.
The original mixture contains 24L sugar and 36L water.

answer Oct 29, 2020 by Jcm



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