# Percentages - Quant/Math - XAT 2016 Mixtures Question

This question is from the topic Percentages and tests your understaning of mixtures.

## Question

When processing flower - nectar into honeybees' extract, a considerable amount of water gets reduced. How much flower - nectar must be processed to yield 1kg of honey, if nectar contains 50% water, and the honey obtained from this nectar contains 15% water?

- 1.5 kgs
- 1.7 kgs
- 3.33 kgs
- None of these

#### Correct Answer

**1.7 kgs**. Choice (2)

#### Explanatory Answers

Flower-nectar contains 50% of non-water part.

In honey this non-water part constitutes 85% (100-15).

Therefore, 0.5 X Amount of flower-nectar = 0.85 X Amount of honey = 0.85 X 1 kg

Therefore, amount of flower-nectar needed =

= 1.7 kg.

Correct Answer is Choice (2)

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