## anonymous 5 years ago Soybean meal is 16% protein, Cornmeal is 8% protein How many pounds of each should be mixed together to get 320 lbs thst is 14% protein?

1. watchmath

$$x+y=320$$ $$.16x+.08y=.14(320)$$ Try to continue from there

2. anonymous

These type of questions appear in one-variable algebra courses. x and y?

3. anonymous

I'm trying to figure out how many lbs of corn meal & soy bean there are in the mixture

4. anonymous

Oh, you solve one eq for x or y, then put it in the other. The x is soybean, y cornmeal.

5. anonymous

$.16x+.08(320-x)=.14\times 320=44.8$ $.16x+25.6-.08x=44.8$ $.08x+25.6=44.8$ $.08x=19.2$ $x=\frac{19.2}{.08}=240$