Question 91

In a mixture of syrup and water, there is 60 per cent syrup. If 5 litres of syrup is added then there is 35 per cent water in the mixture. The initial quantity of mixture was


Let the initial quantity of the mixture be x litres.

Syrup = .6x

Water = .4x

If 5 litres of syrup is added, syrup = .6x + 5

water = .4x

But .4x/x+5 = 35%

So, x = 35 litres

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