# SOLUTION: An alloy that is 50% gold is to be combined with an alloy that is 75% gold to produce 20 ounces of an alloy that is 60% of gold. How many ounces of each alloy must be used?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 417308: An alloy that is 50% gold is to be combined with an alloy that is 75% gold to produce 20 ounces of an alloy that is 60% of gold. How many ounces of each alloy must be used?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!percent ---------------- quantity ounces 50 ---------------- x 75 ---------------- 20-x 60.00% ---------------- 20 ,,,, 50x+75(20-x)=60* 20 50x+1500 -75x=1200 50x-75x =1200-1500 -25x=-300 /-25 x=12 ounces 50% 8 ounces 75%