# The ratio of milk and water in a mixture is 2 ∶ 1. If total amount of mixture is 15 liters and 5 liters of water is further added to the mixture, the

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The ratio of milk and water in a mixture is 2 ∶ 1. If total amount of mixture is 15 liters and 5 liters of water is further added to the mixture, then find the new ratio.
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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 1  1

Given:

The ratio of milk and water be 2x and x and total amount of mixture is 15 liters

Calculation:

Let the amount of milk and water be 2x and x

According to the question, we have

2x + x = 15 liters

⇒ 3x = 15 liters

⇒ x = 5 liters

So, the amount of milk = 2x = (2 × 5) liters = 10 liters

And, amount of water = x = 5 liters

Now, 5 liters of water is further added to the mixture

So, total amount of water = (5 + 5) liters = 10 liters

Then, the ratio of milk and water = 10  10 = 1  1

∴ The required ratio be 1  1.