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April 12th, 2018, 01:17 PM  #11 
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How can you be so sure that difference between $\displaystyle \dfrac{M}{10}$ and $\displaystyle \dfrac{M}{12}$ is 0.15 ? question reads concentration of milk is reduced by 15% they never mention about difference or subtraction in any form. This is another possibility of final equation: 0.15 + $\displaystyle \dfrac{M}{10}$ = $\displaystyle \dfrac{M}{12}$ This is another possibility of final equation: $\dfrac{\dfrac{M}{12}}{\dfrac{M}{10}}$ = 0.15 Question used the word "added" so why not this equation: $\dfrac{M}{10} + \dfrac{M}{12}$ = 0.15 ? Out of so many possibilities why you choose $\displaystyle \dfrac{M}{10}\dfrac{M}{12}=0.15$ ? Last edited by Ganesh Ujwal; April 12th, 2018 at 06:03 PM.  
April 12th, 2018, 05:58 PM  #13 
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April 12th, 2018, 07:26 PM  #16 
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April 12th, 2018, 11:08 PM  #17 
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I find the solution myself: So, the initial concentration of milk is $\dfrac {x}{10}$. It is $\dfrac {15}{100}$ more than the new concentration $\dfrac{x}{12}$ => $\dfrac{x}{10} \dfrac{15}{100} = \dfrac {x}{12}$. Solving this equation x equals 9 liters. 

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