If the liquid X costs Rs.2 more per liter then Y, the cost of X per liter is (in Rs.):

The liquids, X and Y are mixed in the ratio of 3:2 and the mixture is sold at Rs.11 per liter at a profit of 10%. If the liquid X costs Rs.2 more per liter then Y, the cost of X per liter is (in Rs.):

  1. 9.50
  2. 10.80
  3. 11.75
  4. 11
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 10th December 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer:  (2) 10.80

    Explanation:-
    The ratio of liquids X and Y in the mixture = 3: 2
    Let the quantity of liquid X be 3 A  & quantity of Y be 2 A
    Again, let total cost price of the mixture be Rs.100
    Profit = 10%
    Then selling price of mixture (3 A + 2 A) x 11 = 110
     5 A = 10
    A = 2

    Then quantity of liquid X = 3 X = 3 x 2 = 6 liters and quantity of liquid Y = 2 X = 2 x 2 = 4 liters
    Total quantity of mixture = 6 + 4 = 10 liters

    Let the cost price of liquid Y be Rs. B per liter
    Then cost price of liquid X will be (B + 2) per liter

    6 (B + 2 )  + 4 B = 100
    6 B + 12 + 4 B = 100
    10 B + 12 = 100
    10 B = 100 – 12
    10 B = 88
    B =  8.8

    Then price of liquid Y = B = Rs.8.8 and price of liquid X =  8.8 + 2
     = Rs.10.8

    Hence, the correct answer is option (2) 10.80

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 10th December 2015.
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