Alligation or Mixture problems
How many liters of oil at Rs. 40 per liter should be mixed with 240 liters of the second variety of oil at Rs.60 per liter so as to get a maximum whose cost is Rs.52 per liter?
Apply the Allegation Method and first calculate the ratio in which they have to be mixed. = 8 : 12 = 2 : 3 Thus, the two varieties of oil should be mixed in the ratio 2 : 3. So, if 240 liters of the second variety are taken, then 160 liters of the first variety should be taken.