Alligation or Mixture problems
An alloy of copper and bronze weight 50g. It contains 80% Copper. How much copper should be added to the alloy so that percentage of copper is increased to 90%?
Initial quantity of copper = 80 100 x 50 = 40 g And that of Bronze = 50 - 40 = 10 g Let 'p' gm of copper is added to the mixture => 50 + p x 90 100 = 40 + p => 45 + 0.9p = 40 + p => p = 50 g Hence, 50 gms of copper is added to the mixture, so that the copper is increased to 90%.