Alligation or Mixture problems
The milk and water in two vessels A and B are in the ratio 4:3 and 2:3 respectively. In what ratio the liquids in both the vessels be mixed to obtain a new mixture in vessel c consisting half milk and half water?
Milk in 1-litre mixture of A = 4/7 litre. Milk in 1-litre mixture of B = 2/5 litre. Milk in 1-litre mixture of C = 1/2 litre. By rule of alligation we have required ratio X:Y X : Y 4/7 2/5 \ / (Mean ratio) (1/2) / \ (1/2 ? 2/5) : (4/7 ? 1/2) 1/10 1/1 4 So Required ratio = X : Y = 1/10 : 1/14 = 7:5