How many gallons each of

15%

alcohol and

10%

alcohol should be mixed to obtain

5

gal of

12%

alcohol?

Gallons of

Solution

Percent

(as a decimal)

Gallons of

Pure Alcohol

x

15%=0.15

y

10%=0.1

5

12%=

Question content area bottom

Part 1

How many gallons of

15%

alcohol should be in the mixture?

2

gal

Part 2

How many gallons of

10%

alcohol should be in the mixture?

3

gal

Guest Feb 7, 2022

#1**+1 **

Make a system of equations:

x + y = 5

15x+10y=60

x = 2 y = 3

So, 2 gallons of 15% alcohol and 3 gallons of 10% alcohol.

BuilderBoi Feb 7, 2022