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 Question 392467: Lemon drops and jelly beans are mixed to make a 100 pound mix. If the lemon drops cost \$1.90 per pound and jelly beans cost \$1.20 per pound, how many pounds of jelly beans are needed to make the mix cost \$1.48 per pound Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 392512: my car gets 37 miles per gallon and gas costs 3.05 per gallon. how much would i have to budget for gas if i drive 40 miles a month 30 days in a month Click here to see answer by NancyLam(35)

 Question 392532: An automobile radiator contains 16 quarts of a 20% solution of antifreeze. How much of the original solution must be drawn off and replaced by pure antifreeze to make a 25% antifreeze? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)
 Question 392532: An automobile radiator contains 16 quarts of a 20% solution of antifreeze. How much of the original solution must be drawn off and replaced by pure antifreeze to make a 25% antifreeze? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 392487: Suppose a rectangular garden has a length of 6x+2 feet and a width of 8x feet. Write an expression for the area of the garden in square feet. Click here to see answer by fafa(13)

 Question 392626: Your lawn mower requires an oil and gas mixture to make it run correctly. The mixture requires 3 times as much gas as oil. Gas costs \$1.43 and oil costs \$.85 a gallon. How many full gallons of the mixture can be made for \$20? This should be just a one variable equation... I have tried 1.43y + (1/3)(.85)y <=20 and I am not getting the correct answer? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 392688: Gerry mixes different solutions with concentrations of 25%, 40%, and 50% to get 200 liters of a 32% solution. If he uses twice as much of the 25% solution as the 40% solution, find out how may liters of each kind he uses. Click here to see answer by ptaylor(2052)

 Question 393011: A MIXTURE OF 8 PARTS GAS 2PARTS OIL . hOW MANY GALLONS OF GAS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE 20 GALLONS OF FUEL Click here to see answer by rfer(12731)

 Question 393086: a store manager wishes to reduce the price on her fresh ground coffee by mixing two grades. if she has 50 pounds of coffee which sells for \$10 per pound, how much coffee worth \$6 per pound must she mix with it so that she can sell the final mixture for \$8.50 per pound? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 393122: please help me solve this problem: 1. A farmer has 100 galoons of 70% pure disinfectant. he wishes to mix it with disinfectant which is 90% pure in order to obtain 75% pure disinfectant. how much of the 90% pure disinfectant must he use? please show the solution, thank you!! Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 393357: A goldsmith has two alloys of gold, the first being 70% pure and the second being 60% pure. How many ounces of the 60% pure gold must be used to make 100 ounces of an alloy which will be 66% gold? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 393206: ok so i have been sick and i have a test tomorrow on dry mixture word problem. i understand some but I am stuck on this one! please help: Trail Snax Corp mixes raisins that cost \$5 per kg with penuts that cost \$3.80 per kghow many kilograms of raisins should be mixed with 10 killograms of peanuts to obtain a mixture worth \$4.00! Thank you! :) Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 393480: Suppose that you have a supply of a 20% solution of alcohol and a 80% solution of alcohol. How many quarts of each should be mixed to produce 90 quarts that is 50% alcohol? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 393458: You manage a coffee shop. You begin the day with 25 pounds of coffee beans. You use 4 pounds of beans to brew coffee and sell 20 equal-weight bags of beans. At the end of the day you have 6 pounds of beans left. What is the weight of each bag of beans you sell? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 393541: a spice mixture is 25% thyme.How many grams of thyme must be added to a 12 g. of mixture to increase the thyme content to 40%? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 393546: a spice mixture is 25% thyme. How many grams of thyme must be added to a 12 g. of mixture to increase the thyme content to 40%? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 393654: BANDALA HAS 30 OUNCES OF 60% SULFURIC ACID SOLUTION. HOW MANY OUNCES OF 15% SULFURIC ACID SOLUTION SHOULD HE ADD TO OBTAIN A SOLUTION THAT IS 10% SULFURIC ACID SOLUTION? PLEASE HELP ME. Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 393674: hi again.. 1. A hospital needs to dilute a 50% boric acid solution to a 10% solution. If it needs 25 liters of the 10% solution, how much of the 50% solution and how much water should it use? 2. anabel has 25 ounces of a boric acid solution which she wishes to dilute to a 10% solution. how much of the 10% solution must be used? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 393708: JEN HAS A SOLUTION THAT IS 55% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL AND A SOLUTION THAT IS 20% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. HOW MUCH OF EACH SHOULD SHE USE TO OBTAIN 250 ML OF A SOLUTION THAT IS 41% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(31538)

 Question 393982: My son has this problem on his math. I don't have any idea where to start. We really just need help figuring out what the equation is. We can take it from there. "There is a game at a fair in which you toss balls into a bowl to win fish. There are 52 bowls. The larger bowls contain 5 fish, and the smaller ones contain 3 fish. If there are 202 fish total, how many bowls of each size are there?" Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)
 Question 393982: My son has this problem on his math. I don't have any idea where to start. We really just need help figuring out what the equation is. We can take it from there. "There is a game at a fair in which you toss balls into a bowl to win fish. There are 52 bowls. The larger bowls contain 5 fish, and the smaller ones contain 3 fish. If there are 202 fish total, how many bowls of each size are there?" Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 394018: A chemist has one liter of a solution that is 90% acid. How much water must be added to make the resulting solution 45% acid? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 393985: how much water should be added to 77 gallons of a 32% salt solution to get a 30% salt solution Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 394130: one machine can complete a job in 10minutes. if the same jobis done byh thismachine and an older machine working together, the job can be completed in 6 minutes. how long would it take the older machine to do the job alone? Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 394132: At present, the sum of the parents' ages is twice the sum of the children's ages. five years ago,the sum of the parent's ages was 4 times the sum of the children's ages. fifteen years hence, the sum of the parent's ages will beequal to the sum of the children's ages. how many children are there? this question is really difficult. i am having trouble solving this. thank you Click here to see answer by mananth(12270)

 Question 393987: a sphere has a volume of 972pi cubic inches, what is the surface area Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 393456: Faith mixes 14 liters of 12% acid solution with a 30% acid solution which results in an 18% acid solution. If x represents the number of liters of 30% acid solution used, which equation can be used to find the number of liters of 30% acid solution in the mixture? Then how to solve... :) Click here to see answer by lwsshak3(6770)

 Question 394514: How many liters of water must be added to 26 liters of a 15% antifreeze solution to dilute it to a 12% solution? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 394527: A can of cashews mixed with almonds cost \$24.60. Cashews cost \$4.25/lb and almonds cost \$3.80/lb. There are twice as many cashews as almonds in the can. How many pounds of each type are in the can? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 394649: A 20% alcohol solution is mixed with a 35% alcohol solution to obtain 60 fluid ounces of 25% alcohol solution. How many fluid ounces of each are needed?? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)

 Question 394694: The sum of two numbers is 14. The sum of the squares of the two numbers is 106. Find the two numbers. Click here to see answer by ewatrrr(10682)

 Question 394830: How many gallons of a 9% peroxide solution must be mixed with 3 gallons of a 15% peroxide solution to obtain a 12% solution? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 394530: A 20% alcohol solution is mixed with a 35% alcohol solution to obtain 60 fluid ounces of 25% alcohol solution. How many fluid ounces of each are needed? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15747)

 Question 394892: How much of an 8% saline solution should be added to 600 ml of a 3% solution to produce a 5% solution? Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 395026: The point on a coordinate line corresponding to the root of 2 may be determined by constructing a right triangle with sides of length 1. Determine the points that correspond to the root of 3, and the root of 5, respectively. Use the pythagorean theorem. This question is in the precalculus functions and graphs textbook. Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 395040: I have a juice concentrate that is 90% juice and 10% water. I want to take that concentrate and make it into a 50% juice concentrate. How much water do I add? In addition, if I added sugar would that alter the % of the concentrate and if so by how much. Is there a formula for both of the above? Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9819)

 Question 395132: Please can you help me with the equation to solve the following word problem: A Chemist is making a new cleaning product by mixing 2 solutions. How many litres of a 35% solution should be added to the 15% solution to obtain 8 litres of a cleaning solution with 20% concentration? Thanking you in advance for your assistance. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 395146: 1. the sum of the digits f a two-digit number is 11. when the digits are reversed, the new number is increased by 20 which is twice the original number. find the original number. 2. the units digit of a two-digit number is 3 less than its tens digit. if the number is divided by the sum of its digits, the quotient is 6 and the remainder is 8. find the number. pls help me! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)
 Question 395146: 1. the sum of the digits f a two-digit number is 11. when the digits are reversed, the new number is increased by 20 which is twice the original number. find the original number. 2. the units digit of a two-digit number is 3 less than its tens digit. if the number is divided by the sum of its digits, the quotient is 6 and the remainder is 8. find the number. pls help me! Click here to see answer by jsmallt9(3296)

 Question 393984: One solution is 14% acid and another is 19% acid. How much of each solution is needed to make 100 mL solution that is 15% acid? Click here to see answer by robertb(4012)

 Question 395289: how many more seconds are in a month of 30days as 31 days... is it 86400?? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57984)

 Question 395280: it takes 21 days for 21 chickens to lay 21 eggs, how many days will take 14 chickens to lay 14eggs? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)

 Question 395304: if it takes two minutes to hard boil one egg, then how long will take to hard boil five eggs? is it 2 mins? Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6815)

 Question 395450: how many sides does a circle have? (note that none and infinite are wrong answers) so i guess the answer is 1 side ? Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

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