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 Question 238824: Soybean meal is 12% protien; cornmeal is 6% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 240 lb mixture that is 10% protein How many pounds of the cornmeal should be in the mixture?____lb How many pounds of the soybean meal should be in the mixture?____lbAnswer by stanbon(57226)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Soybean meal is 12% protien; cornmeal is 6% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 240 lb mixture that is 10% protein How many pounds of the cornmeal should be in the mixture?____lb How many pounds of the soybean meal should be in the mixture?____lb ------------------- Equation: protein + protein = protein 0.12x + 0.06*(240-x) = 0.10*240 Multiply thru by 100 to get: 12x + 6*240 - 6x = 10*240 6x = 4*240 x = 160 lb (amount of cornmeal needed in the mixture) 240-x = 80 lb (amount of soybean meal needed in the mixture) ================================================================ Cheers, Stan H.