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anonymous
 4 years ago
find how many quarts of 4% butterfat milk and 1 % butterfat milk should be mixed to yield 75% quarts of 2 % butterfat milk.
i have no idea how to even begin this problem...
anonymous
 4 years ago
find how many quarts of 4% butterfat milk and 1 % butterfat milk should be mixed to yield 75% quarts of 2 % butterfat milk. i have no idea how to even begin this problem...

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Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You need to state the problem correctly. 75 % quarts of 2% butterfat milk makes no sense.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i meant 75 quarts not %...sorry...

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let x = number of quarts of 4% milk to use. Then 75x = number of quarts of 1% milk to use. .04x = butterfat in the x quarts of 4% milk .01(75x)= butterfat in the 75x quarts of 1% milk .02(75)= butterfat in the final 75 quarts of milk. So: .04x+.01(74x)=.02(75) Solve it and you will have the number of quarts of 4% milk to use.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do you do distributive property first?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would multiply each term by 100 to get rid of those decimals

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0event he numbers that aren't decimals multiply by 100?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0each term. There are two terms on the left and one term on the right

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's not what I got. Post your work.

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And I will see what you did wrong.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.04x+1(75x)=2(75) 7x+75x=150 6x+75=150 6x=75 x=12.5

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have no idea why i wrote that. haha. okay i tried again and got 25?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how would i find the 1%?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you remember when I wrote that x = the amount of 4% milk to use and that 75x = the amount of 1% milk to use.?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so it should be 1x instead of 4x? so 1x+1(75x02(75)?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry. 1x+1(75x)=2(75) ?

Mertsj
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So x = 25 and x is the amount of 4% milk to use. 75x=7525=50 and 75x is the amount of 1% milk to use.
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