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Miguel is mixing up a salad dressing. Regardless of the number of servings, the recipe requires that 5/8 of the finished

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Miguel is mixing up a salad dressing. Regardless of the number of servings, the recipe requires that 5/8 of the finished dressing mix be olive oil, 1/4 vinegar, and the remainder an even mixture of salt, pepper and sugar. If Miguel accidentally doubles the vinegar and forgets the sugar altogether, what proportion of the botched dressing will be olive oil?

A) 15/29

B) 5/8

C) 5/16

D) 1/2

E) 13/27

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teacher.rkvimal
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Answer is A ie 15/29.
Initially :
Olive : 5/8 , Vin : 1/4 , Rest (Sugar+ Pepper+Salt) : 1-(5/8+1/4) = 1/8
Finally :
Olive : 5/8 , Vin : 1/2 , Rest (Pepper+Salt) : 2/3*1/8 = 1/12
Final Mix : 5/8+1/2+1/12 = 29/24
Required Olive Proportion = 5/8 divided by 29/24 = 15/29
answered Jun 22, 2014 by Associate (163 points)
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