# SOLUTION: Nelson wants to use a few pieces of silver to make a bracelet. Some of the jewelry is 70% silver, and the rest is 58% silver. Nelson needs 26.00g of 65% silver. How much of each al

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 Question 620242: Nelson wants to use a few pieces of silver to make a bracelet. Some of the jewelry is 70% silver, and the rest is 58% silver. Nelson needs 26.00g of 65% silver. How much of each alloy should he use?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15639)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!elson wants to use a few pieces of silver to make a bracelet. Some of the jewelry is 70% silver, and the rest is 58% silver. Nelson needs 26.00g of 65% silver. How much of each alloy should he use? ; Let x = amt of 70% silver the total amt is to be 26 gr, therefore: (26-x) amt of 58% silver : A typical mixture equation : .70x + .58(26-x) = .65(26) .70x + 15.08 - .58x = 16.9 .70x - .58x = 16.9 - 15.08 .12x = 1.82 x = 1.82/.12 x = 15 gr of 70% silver and 26 - 15 = 10 gr of 58% silver