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Claire4christ Group Title

And i need help with these problem. An alloy of tin is 15% tin and weighs 20 pounds. A second alloy is 10% tin. How much (to the nearest tenth lb.) of the second alloy must be added to the first alloy to get a 12% mixture. ______ pounds

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  1. Claire4christ Group Title
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    Problem 1: 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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    just do what i did. use the percent bar, then the butterfly method. want me to start for you? here: |dw:1349374188909:dw|

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    sorry its not clear to me i can't see the top number

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    at the very top, it isn't a number, its the % symbol. all you do is fill it in, the top number, is the number your trying to find, x, the bottom number, not the 100, is the total, then you put what percent you are trying to find below the percent sign and above the 100.

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

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    15 * 20 + 10x = 12 ( 20 + x) @Claire4christ Can you continue?

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  7. Claire4christ Group Title
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    did you see example above???

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  8. Chlorophyll Group Title
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    If you are talking about your post, then it's WRONG!

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  9. Claire4christ Group Title
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    that's one of the examples

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  10. Claire4christ Group Title
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    do you see where it says problem 1 that;s the example

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  11. Claire4christ Group Title
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    can u explain me than plz

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  12. Chlorophyll Group Title
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    I just show you the result equation, then you solve it yourself!

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  13. Chlorophyll Group Title
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    Multiply the percentage with its mass :)

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  14. Chlorophyll Group Title
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    Is it clear to you now?

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  15. Claire4christ Group Title
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    300+10x=240=2x

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    300+240???

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    60

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    15 * 20 + 10x = 12 ( 20 + x) 300 + 10x = 240 + 12x

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  19. Claire4christ Group Title
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    60+10x=2x

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  20. Chlorophyll Group Title
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    Do you understand my calculation above?

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  21. Claire4christ Group Title
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    yes

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    Where do you get 60+10x=2x?

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  23. Claire4christ Group Title
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    300-240???

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  24. Chlorophyll Group Title
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    15 * 20 + 10x = 12 ( 20 + x) 300 + 10x = 240 + 12x -> 2x = 60 You should make each line worth your while, instead of jumping all over !!!

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    Now I hope you're fine with x = ...?

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  26. Claire4christ Group Title
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    30

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  27. Claire4christ Group Title
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    how did you get 15

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  28. Chlorophyll Group Title
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    15%

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    I just make your life easier by multiplying all with 100 :)

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