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anonymous
 5 years ago
PLEASE, can anyone help me with what to do?
Soybean meal is 18% protein, cornmeal is 9% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 360lb mixture that is 17% protein? This makes no sense to me.
anonymous
 5 years ago
PLEASE, can anyone help me with what to do? Soybean meal is 18% protein, cornmeal is 9% protein. How many pounds of each should be mixed together in order to get 360lb mixture that is 17% protein? This makes no sense to me.

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anonymous
 5 years ago
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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh Thank yo so much!!!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0call the amount of soybean x so the amount of cornmeal is \[360x\] because they have to total 360 when you add them. soybean is 18% protein so you will have is \[.18\times x\] protein from the soybean and also \[.09\times (360x)\] protein from the cornmeal. you want this to be \[.17\times 360\] so set them equal and solve \[.18x+.09\times (360x)=.17\times 360=61.2\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i will be happy to show you how to solve this if you like. if the decimals are annoying multiply both sides by 100 to get \[18x+9(360x)=6120\] \[18x+32409x=6120\] \[9x+3240=6120\] \[9x=61203240=2880\] \[x=\frac{2880}{9}=320\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if not clear let me know

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you very much, the 320 is that the soybean or cornmeal? I am math dumb I'm sorry
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