# SOLUTION: Miss Baker is preparing chocolate icing for a cake. She has semi-sweet chocolate chips(25% cocoa) and baker's chocolate(65% cocoa), which she will combine to get a 16 oz. mixture

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 390979: Miss Baker is preparing chocolate icing for a cake. She has semi-sweet chocolate chips(25% cocoa) and baker's chocolate(65% cocoa), which she will combine to get a 16 oz. mixture of 50% cocoa. How many ounces of each type of chocolate will she use? Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!``` Hi, she will combine to get a 16 oz. mixtur Let x and (16oz-x) represent the 65% and 25% types respecrtively Question States*** combining to form the 50% mixture .65x + .25(16oz-x) = .50*16oz .40x = .25/16oz x = .25*16oz/.40 x = 10oz, the amount of the 65% type. 6oz of the 25% type (16-6) CHECKING our Answer*** .65*10oz + .25*6oz = 6.5oz + 1.5oz = .50*16oz = 8oz ```