# SOLUTION: Soybean meal is 60% protein, cornmeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 320 pound mixture that is 9% protein?

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 Question 212391: Soybean meal is 60% protein, cornmeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 320 pound mixture that is 9% protein?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!: Soybean meal is 60% protein, cornmeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 320 pound mixture that is 9% protein? : Let x = amt of soy meal required It gives total mixture as 320 lb, therefore: (320-x) = amt of corn meal : A typical mixture equation: .60x + .08(320-x) = .09(320) : .60x + 25.6 - .08x = 28.8 : .60x - .08x = 28.8 - 25.6 : .52x = 3.2 x = x = 6.154 lb of soy meal then 320 - 6.154 = 313.846 lb of cornmeal : : Check solution in the equation .6(6.154) + .08(313.846) = .09(320) 3.6924 + 25.108 = 28.8