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Question 841035: Please help me answer this word problem: For her birthday party Amy mixed together 6 L of Brand A fruit punch and 2 L of Brand B. Brand A contains 26% fruit juice and Brand B contains 54% fruit juice. What percent of the mixture is fruit juice?
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Question 841085: Will you please help me with this word problem? A 100% concentrate is to be mixed with a mixture having a concentration of 35% to obtain 40 gallons of a mixture with a concentration of 85%. How much of the 100% concentrate will be needed?
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Question 841085: Will you please help me with this word problem? A 100% concentrate is to be mixed with a mixture having a concentration of 35% to obtain 40 gallons of a mixture with a concentration of 85%. How much of the 100% concentrate will be needed?
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Question 841268: I am very unsure about how to set up the equation for this problem and then how to solve for the amount. The question is;how many liters of a %30 solution must be mixed with 90 liters of a 70% solution to get a 60% solution?? Please help
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Question 841336: the sum of the measures of the three angles in a triangle is 180. the measure of the second angle is 10 more than the measure of the first angle. the measure of the third angle is 100 less than three times the measure of the first angle. find the measure of each angle
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Question 841336: the sum of the measures of the three angles in a triangle is 180. the measure of the second angle is 10 more than the measure of the first angle. the measure of the third angle is 100 less than three times the measure of the first angle. find the measure of each angle
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Question 841637: I need your help on a word problem. This is it: Oh Nuts! sells pistachio kernels for $10.00 per pound and almonds for $8.00 per pound. How much of each type should be used to make a 50lb blend that sells for $8.80 per pound?
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Question 842196: a beaker contains 30 oz of an acid solution. A second beaker contains 35 oz of an acid solution, which has a concentration which is twice the concentration of the acid solution in the first beaker. The contents of these 2 beakers are poured into a third beaker. The acid solution in this 3rd beaker has a concentration of 17%. Find the concentrations of the acid solutions in the first 2 containers
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Question 842253: A reservoir containing 1 million gallons of water has been tainted with arsenic. Scientists conducted several tests and found that the solution in the reservoir is 2% arsenic. Although scientists realize that the arsenic can't be removed from the supply, they do understand that they can reduce the percentage to safe levels. A safe level of arsenic is .001% How much water must be added to the reservoir to make the water safe to drink?
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Question 842389: the manager of the store is selling tea plans to mix a more expensive tea that costs $7 per pound with a less expensive tea that costs $4 per pound to create an 80 pound blend that will sell for $4.60 per pound. How many pounds of each tea are required?
I am really confused with word questions. I don't know where to start!
Thank you!
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Question 842757: Mixture Word problem
Mix together M&Ms and trail mix. The M&Ms are $7.00 per pound. And Trail Mix is $15.00 per pound. How many of each to get 480 pounds that would cost to be $8.00 per pound?
My 2 equations that I came up with are:
x+y=480
.7x+.15y=.8*480
so I did the subsitution method to solve. I solved the first problem as
Y=x+480.
then my second equation came out to be .7x+.15y=384
Then I subsituted the first equation into the second equation and got
.7x +.15(x+480)=384... I distributed the .15 to the x and 480. The new equation came to be...
.7x.15x+72=384.
then I combined the x's. subtracted 72 from both sides and got:
.55x=312
Then divided .55 to get x by it self, there for x=567.27
I know from here i would put the x= value into the first problem of x+y=480 But I know x is wrong... did i set it up wrong?
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Question 843130: One evening 1400 concert tickets were sold for the Fairmont Summer Jazz Festival. Tickets cost $20 for covered pavilion seats and $10 for lawn seats. Total receipts were $24,000. How many tickets of each type were sold?
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Question 843242: How many gallons of a 90% antifreeze solution must be mixed with 90 gallons of 30% antifreeze to get a mixture that is 80% antifreeze?
The word problem on this site that is exactly the same, gives a wrong answer of 480 gallons????
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Question 843594: At a local "paint swap", Kari found large supplies of Skylite Pink (12.5% red pigment) and MacIntosh Red (20% red pigment). How many gallons of each color will Kari need to pick up in order to mix 3 gallons of Summer Rose (17% red pigment)?
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Question 843829: Joe mixed raisins and nuts. He bought 4 pounds of nuts for a total of $22. The cost per pound of raisins is 60% more than the cost per pound for nuts. Joe bought enough raisins that when he mixed them with the nuts, the mixture had a value of $6.50 per pound. What percent of the mixture, by weight, was raisins?
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