From a vessel filled with alcohol 1/5 of its contents is removed and the vessel is then filled up with water. If this be done 5 times in succession, what proportion of the alcohol originally contained in the vessel will have been removed from it?

A man buys milk at Rs. 5 a litre and mixes it with water. By selling the mixture at Rs. 4 a litre he gains 121/2 % on his outlay. How much water did each litre of the mixture contain?

The average daily wages of staff, consisting of supervisors and labourers, of a company is Rs. 50. The average wages of supervisors is Rs. 150 while that of labourers is Rs. 40 per day. If the number of supervisors is 15, find the number of labourers in the company.

A can contains a mixture of two liquids A and B in the ratio 7 : 5. When 9 litres of mixture are drawn off and the can is filled with B, the ratio of A and B becomes 7 : 9. How many litres of liquid A was contained by the can initially?

A vessel is filled with liquid, 3 parts of which are water and 5 parts syrup. How much of the mixture must be drawn off and replaced with water so that the mixture may be half water and half syrup?

A grocer buys two kind of rice at Rs. 1·80 and Rs. 1·20 per kg respectively. In what proportion should these be mixed, so that by selling the mixture at Rs. 1·75 per kg, 25 % may be gained?

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