A zookeeper needs to mix a solution for baby penguins so it has the right amount of medicine. Solution A has 25% medicine. Solution B has 3% medicine. How many ounces of each solution are needed to obtain 10 ounces OF 8% medicine?

Guest Oct 8, 2020

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25% amount = x medicine amount = .25x

3% amount = (10-x) medicine amount = .03(10-x)

Final amount = 10 medicine amount = .08 ( 10) ingredients summed = final amount

.25x + .03(10-x) = .08 (10)

solve for x, the 25% amount ... then 3% amount = 10 -x

ElectricPavlov Oct 8, 2020