CAT Practice : Percents, Profits

Overall Percentage of Ice-cream

Ice Cream Factory

    Q.30: In an ice-cream factory, 30% of total Vanilla-flavored ice-cream produced is mixed with 40% of total Banana-flavored ice-cream produced, in a ratio of 1:1. Find the overall percentage of ice-cream produced which is mixed with each other. (Ice-creams of only these 2 flavors are produced in the factory)
    1. 17.14%
    2. 34.28%
    3. 35%
    4. More information required


  • Correct Answer
    Choice B. 34.28%

Detailed Solution

Let the total Vanilla-flavored ice-cream produced and total Banana-flavored ice-cream produced be x and y respectively


30% of x = 40% of y (Since ratio is 1:1)………….(1)

= )

= ) (On adding 1 to both sides of the equation)

= )

= )

Total ice-cream mixed = 0.3x + 0.4y = 0.4y + 0.4y = 0.8y (from (1))

% of overall ice-cream mixed = = 34.28%

Correct Answer: 34.28%

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