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For The Mathematically Inclined

Anil Saigal

Problem 1:
What is the percentage of vinegar in a solution if we mix to 3 liters of 5.8% and 5 liters of 7.6% vinegar?

Problem 2:
An alloy A is a mixture of two metals in the ratio 1:2, an alloy B a mixture of same metals in the ratio 2:3. At what ratio we have these two alloys put into the furnace to obtain a new metal alloy with ratio 17:27?


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Problems 10/24/19

Problem 1:
The regular quadrangular prism has a base edge a = 7.1 cm and side edge = 18.2 cm long. What is its volume?

Problem 2:
 The base of a perpendicular triangular prism is a right triangle with legs 4.5 cm and 6 cm long. What is the surface of the prism, if its volume is 54 cubic centimeters?

Congratulation to Ramachandran Balakrishna and Kishore Balsara, who were the winners of the last set of puzzles.

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