A preschool has Campbell's Chunky Beef soup, which contains 2.5 g of fat and 15 mg of cholesterol per serving (cup), and Campbell's Chunky Sirloin Burger soup, which contains 7 g of fat and 15 mgof cholesterol per serving. By combining the soups, it is possible to get 12 servings of soup that will have 66 g of fat and 180 mg of cholesterol. How many cups of each soup should be used?beefcupsburgercups

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A preschool has Campbell's Chunky Beef soup, which contains 2.5 g of fat and 15 mg of cholesterol per serving (cup), and Campbell's Chunky Sirloin Burger soup, which contains 7 g of fat and 15 mg
of cholesterol per serving. By combining the soups, it is possible to get 12 servings of soup that will have 66 g of fat and 180 mg of cholesterol. How many cups of each soup should be used?
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A preschool has Campbell's Chunky Beef soup, which contains 2.5 g of fat and 15 mg of cholesterol per serving (cup), and Campbell's Chunky Sirloin Burger soup, which contains 7 g of fat and 15 mg of cholesterol per serving. By combining the soups, it is possible to get 12 servings of soup that will have 66 g of fat and 180 mg of cholesterol. How many cups of each soup should be used? beef cups burger cups

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Step 1

According to the given information:

Let x be the number of cups of beef soup

And y be the number of cups of burger soup

So, according to the question:

2.5x+7y=66

15x+15y=180

Step 2

Now solve the above equations to ...

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2.5x 7y 661) 15x 15 180.(2) from equation (2) 15x 180-15y x = 12-y now, put the value of x in equation (1) 2.5(12-y)+7y 66 30-2.5y 7y 66 4.5y 36y= 8| thus, x 12-8 x 4

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