Question

Three cans contain 23.260 ml, 60.5 ml and 71.486 ml of kerosene. What should be the minimum capacity of a can that can hold the total quantity of kerosene?

A
155 ml
B
160 ml
C
150 ml
D
170 ml

Solution

The correct option is C 160 mlAll the units of measurement are same. After converting the numbers to like decimals, we can add all three quantities.        23.260  +60.500  +71.486 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                     155.246 ml ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯                155.246 will overflow in a 155 ml can. Hence, 160 ml is the minimum capacity of the can to hold the kerosene

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