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The total pressure of a gas mixture in the cylinder is 5.40 atmosphere gas a exert the pressure 3 times of that gas b gas c exert a pressure twice does of gas a.What will be the pressure of gase a b c?

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09/13/2011

Let's first put all of the awfull wording into nice simple algebra.

total pressure (T) = 5.40

a + b + c = T

a = 3b

c = 2a

Lets get them all in terms of the same thing:

a = c/2

b = a/3 = c/2/3 = 3c/2

c = c

T = c + 3c/2 + c/2 = 3c

3c = 5.40

c = 1.80 ATM

1.8)/2 = 2.70 ATM