# SOLUTION: A silversmith combined pure silver that cost \$16.30 per ounce with 50 oz of a silver alloy that cost \$15.00 per ounce. How many ounces of pure silver were used to make an alloy of

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 619509: A silversmith combined pure silver that cost \$16.30 per ounce with 50 oz of a silver alloy that cost \$15.00 per ounce. How many ounces of pure silver were used to make an alloy of silver costing \$15.80 per ounce? Answer by richwmiller(9143)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!16.30x+50*15=15.80*(50+x) x is number of ounces of pure silver x=80 check 16.30*80+50*15=15.80*130 16.30*80+50*15=2054 1304+750=2054 2054=2054 ok