It is the rule that enables us to find the ratio in which two or more ingredients at the given price must be mixed to produce a mixture of desired price.
The cost of a unit quantity of the mixture is called the mean price.
3. Rule Of Alligation
Quantity of cheaper ingredient = qc
4. Quantity of ingredient to be added to increase the content of ingredient in the mixture to y%
Cost price of cheaper ingredient = pc
Quantity of dearer or costlier ingredient = qd
Cost price of costlier or dearer ingredient = pd
Consider, mean price of mixture as pm and quantity of mixture as qm.
We know, qm = qc + qd
Then we get,
(qc * pc + qd * pd) = qm * pm = (qc + qd) * pm
=> qc ( pm – pc) = qd (pd – pc)
=> qc / qd = (pd – pc) / ( pm – pc)
If P liters of a mixture contains x% ingredient in it. Find the quantity of ingredient to be added to increase the content of ingredient in the mixture to y%.
Let the quantity of ingredient to be added = Q liters
5) Quantity of ingredient to be added to change the ratio of ingredients in a mixture
Quantity of ingredient in the given mixture = x% of P = x/100 * P
Percentage of ingredient in the final mixture = Quantity of ingredient in final mixture / Total quantity of final mixture.
Quantity of ingredient in final mixture = [x/100 * P] + Q = [ P*x + 100 * Q] / 100
Total quantity of final mixture = P + Q
=> y/100 = [[ P*x + 100 * Q] / 100]/[P + Q]
=> y[P + Q] = [P*x + 100 * Q]
The quantity of ingredient to be added Q = P(y-x)/(100-y)
In a mixture of x liters, the ratio of milk and water is a : b. If the this ratio is to be c : d, then the quantity of water to be further added is:
In original mixture
Quantity of milk = x * a/(a + b) liters
Quantity of water = x * b/(a + b) liters
Let quantity of water to be added further be w litres.
Therefor in new mixture:
Quantity of milk = x * a/(a + b) liters → Equation(1)
Quantity of water = [x * b/(a + b) ] + w liters → Equation (2)
=> c / d = Equation (1) / Equation (2)
Quantity of water to be added further,
w = [x *(ad-bc)/c(a+b)]