# SOLUTION: Paint costing \$18 per gallon is to be mixed with \$2 per gallon thinner to make 48 gallons of a paint that can be sold for \$14 per gallon. How much paint thinner should be used?

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 Question 100790: Paint costing \$18 per gallon is to be mixed with \$2 per gallon thinner to make 48 gallons of a paint that can be sold for \$14 per gallon. How much paint thinner should be used?Answer by Nate(3500)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(18(x) + 2(48 - x))/(48) = 14 18x + 2(48 - x) = 672 18x + 96 - 2x = 672 16x = 576 x = 36 48 - 36 = 12 gallons of thinner