A scientist has two solutions, which she has labeled Solution A and Solution B. Each contains salt. She knows that Solution A is 30% salt and Solution B is 55% salt. She wants to obtain 130 ounces of a mixture that is 40% salt. How many ounces of each solution should she use?

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Asked Oct 8, 2019

A scientist has two solutions, which she has labeled Solution A and Solution B. Each contains salt. She knows that Solution A is 30% salt and Solution B is 55% salt. She wants to obtain 130 ounces of a mixture that is 40% salt. How many ounces of each solution should she use?

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Let x be the ounces of solution A and y be the ounces of solution B
x+y 130
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Let x be the ounces of solution A and y be the ounces of solution B x+y 130 (1)

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