# SOLUTION: how many gallons of 25% sugar content kool aid and 40% sugar content kool aid need to be mixed in order to make 50 gallons of 30% sugar content kool aid?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 551305: how many gallons of 25% sugar content kool aid and 40% sugar content kool aid need to be mixed in order to make 50 gallons of 30% sugar content kool aid?Answer by chelcilovesmj1(3)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let A= the amount of 25% kool aid B= the amount of 40% kool aid 2 equations are needed 1.) A+B = 50 gallons of kool aid 2.) .25(A) + .40(B) = .30(50) 1.)rewrite 1st eqaution as such... B = 50-A 2.)substitute newly written equation as such... .25(A) + .40(50-A) = 15 .25(A) - .40(A) + 20 = 15 -.15A = -5 A = (approx) 33.3 gallons 3.) use 1st equation to solve for B 33.3 + B = 50 B = 16.7 gallons 4.) Final Answer A = 33.3 gallons, B = 16.7 gallons hope this helps :)