Alligation or Mixture problems
In what ratio must water be added to spirit to gain 25% by selling it at cost price?
Let cost price of spirit be Re. 1 per liter. Then SP of mixture = Re. 1 per liter Gain = 25% So, CP of mixture = 1 × (100 / 125) = Re. 4 / 5We assume that CP of water is zero. Using allegation rule on cost price, Water should be mixed to spirit in the ratio (1 / 5) : (4 / 5) or 1 : 4