# SOLUTION: Perry wants to make 10 gal. of a 58% sugar solution by mixing together a 70% sugar solution and a 40% sugar solution. How much of the 70% sugar solution must he use?

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 Question 571292: Perry wants to make 10 gal. of a 58% sugar solution by mixing together a 70% sugar solution and a 40% sugar solution. How much of the 70% sugar solution must he use?Answer by lwsshak3(6481)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Perry wants to make 10 gal. of a 58% sugar solution by mixing together a 70% sugar solution and a 40% sugar solution. How much of the 70% sugar solution must he use? ** let x=gal of 70% solution Perry must use 10-x=gal of 40% solution Perry must use .. 70%x+40%(10-x)=58%(10) .7x+.4-.4x=5.8 .3x=5.4 x=18 ans: gallons of 70% solution Perry must use=18