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**Alcohol and water in two vessels A and B are in the ratio 5 : 3 and 5 : 4 respectively. In what ratio, the liquid of both the vessels be mixed to obtain a new mixture in vessel C in the ratio 7 : 5 ?**

A. 2 : 3
B. 3 : 2
C. 3 : 5
D. 2 : 5
**Answer: Option A**

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Solution(By Apex Team)

$\begin{array}{l}\text{According to the question,}\\
\begin{array}{ccc}&\text{ Alcohol }&&\text{ Water }\\
\text{ Vessel A }&5&:&3\\
\text{ Vessel B }&5&:&4\end{array}\end{array}$
By alligation method –
So, Required ratio = 2 : 3

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