Two vessels contain a mixture of spirit and water. In the first vessel the ratio of spirit  of water is 8 : 3 and in the second vessel the ratio is 5 : 1. A 35 litre cask is filled from these vessels so as to contain a mixture of spirit and water in the ratio of 4 : 1. How many litres are taken from the first vessel?

  • Option 1)

    11\: litres

  • Option 2)

    22\: litres

  • Option 3)

    20\: litres

  • Option 4)

    17.5 \: litres

  • Option 5)

    16.5 \: litres

Answers (1)

Spirit in first = 8/8+3 = 8/11

Spirit in second = 5/6

Spirit in mixture = 4/5

 Ratio   

From first vessel taken= \frac{11 }{35}= 11 L

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