# SOLUTION: shamrock has 900 pounds of milk that is 2% butterfat, how much butterfat do they have to add to raise the butterfat content to 8%?

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 Question 570639: shamrock has 900 pounds of milk that is 2% butterfat, how much butterfat do they have to add to raise the butterfat content to 8%?Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! percent ---------------- quantity Milk 2 ---------------- 900 pounds Butter fat 100 ---------------- x pounds Mixture 8 ---------------- 900 + x pounds sum of individual components = quantity in mixture 2*900+100x=8(900+x) 1800+100x=7200 +8x 100x-8x =5400 92x=5400 x= 5400 / 92 x= 58.7 58.7 pounds of Butter fat has to be added