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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

A 50-gallon barrel of milk is 6% butterfat. How much skim milk should be mixed to make milk that is 3% butterfat?

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  1. shadowfiend
    • 5 years ago
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    So first you can find how much butterfat is in the 50 gallon barrel: \[\frac{x}{50} = \frac{6}{100}\] Once you have x, the amount of butterfat, you know there is 50 - x gallons of milk. Then you are trying to calculate a value m such that x / (50 - x + m) = (3 / 100). Does that make sense?

  2. anonymous
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    yeah, i think i get it now. thanks!

  3. shadowfiend
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    Awesome, good to hear!

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