# SOLUTION: Chapter 7 Review Page 388 25.A furniture finish consists of turpentine and linseed oil. It contains twice as much turpentine as linseed oil. If you plan to make 16 fluid ounces o

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 132903: Chapter 7 Review Page 388 25.A furniture finish consists of turpentine and linseed oil. It contains twice as much turpentine as linseed oil. If you plan to make 16 fluid ounces of furniture finish, how much turpentine do you need? Solve with Substitution, Elminination, or Graphing.Answer by ptaylor(2048)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x=amount of linseed oil And let y=amount of turpentine Now we are told that y=2x---------------------------eq1 We are also told that: x+y=16-------------------------------------eq2 Substitute y=2x from eq1 into eq2 x+2x=16 3x=16 divide both sides by 3 x=5 1/3 fl oz----------------------------amount of linseed oil needed substitute this into eq1: (5 1/3)+y=16 or (16/3)+y=16 multiply each term by 3 16+3y=48 subtract 16 from each side 16-16+3y=48-16 collect like terms 3y=32 divide both sides by 2 y=10 2/3 fl oz------------------------------------amount of turpentine needed CK 5 1/3 + 10/ 2/3=16 16=16 Also 2*5 1/3=10 2/3 10 2/3= 10 2/3 Hope this helps ---ptaylor