# SOLUTION: Soybean Oil is 16%protein; cornmeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed in order to get a 320 pound mixture that is 15% protein? How many pounds of cornmeal and

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 Question 304868: Soybean Oil is 16%protein; cornmeal is 8% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed in order to get a 320 pound mixture that is 15% protein? How many pounds of cornmeal and how many pounds of soybean?Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!.16X+.08(320-X)=.15*320 .16X+25.6-.08X=48 .08X=48-25.6 .08X=22.4 X=22.4/.08 X=280 POUNDS OF SOYBEANS IS USED. 320-280=40 POINDS OF CORNMEAL IS USED. PROOF: .16*280+.08*40=.15*320 44.8+3.2=48 48=48