Alligation or Mixture problems
The amount of water (in ml) that should be added to reduce 9 ml lotion, containing 50% alcohol, to a lotion containing 30% alcohol is?
Let us assume that the lotion has 50% alcohol and 50% water.ratio = 1:1As the total solution is 9mlalcohol = water = 4.5mlNow if we want the quantity of alcohol = 30%The quantity of water = 70%The new ratio = 3:7Let x ml of water be addedWe get, 4 . 5 4 . 5 + x = 3 7 => x=6Hence 6ml of water is added.