Example
A jeweler is using an alloy, a mixture of metals. He has 10 pounds of the alloy. 2% is the rare metal robium. He has another source which is 5% robium. He wishes to combine these mixtures to form a mixture that is 3% robium.
Solution:
1. Identify the variables.
(0.02)(10) The quantity of robium in material 1
(5%)(x) The quantity of robium in material 2
(0.03)(x+10) The quantity of the desired mixture
2. Write an equation.
5% x + (0.02)(10) = (0.03)(x+10) The equation required.
3. Perform the Solution.
0.05x + 0.2 = .03x + 0.3 = 0.02x = 0.1
4. Write the answer.
x = 5 The desired amount.

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(0.15)(20)
(10%)(x)
(0.12)(x+20)

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