Alligation or Mixture problems
The cost of Type 1 rice is Rs. 15 per kg and Type 2 rice is Rs.20 per kg. If both Type 1 and Type 2 are mixed in the ratio of 2 : 3, then the price per kg of the mixed variety of rice is
Let the price of the mixed variety be Rs. x per kg. By the rule of alligation, we have : Cost of 1 kg of type 1 rice Cost of 1 kg of type 2 rice ? (20-x)/(x-15) = 2/3 ? 60 - 3x = 2x - 30 ? x = 18.