The first alloy is a mixture of two metals in the ratio 1:2, the second is 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? (All three ratios correspond to the same order of the two metals).


k =  0.29


Solution in text k =


7k = 2

k = 2/7 ≈ 0.285714

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