The fat content of milk is proportion of milk by weight made up by butterfat.  Table cream is 20% milkfat by weight. How much skim milk with 0.2% milkfat should beadded to 4 ounces of table cream to obtain a mixture that would be classified as whole milk?  (Whole milk is 3.25% butterfat.) Use this information for problems 10 through 13.10.  Fill in the table below to find the equation for the problem Write out the equation for the problem using X for the variable:     Solve the equation for X showing the steps below: Answer the question: “How much skim milk with 0.2% milkfat should beadded to 4 ounces of table cream to obtain a mixture that would be classified as whole milk?” in words.

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Asked Feb 21, 2019

The fat content of milk is proportion of milk by weight made up by butterfat.  Table cream is 20% milkfat by weight. How much skim milk with 0.2% milkfat should be

added to 4 ounces of table cream to obtain a mixture that would be classified as whole milk?  (Whole milk is 3.25% butterfat.) Use this information for problems 10 through 13.

10.  Fill in the table below to find the equation for the problem

 

  1. Write out the equation for the problem using X for the variable:

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Solve the equation for X showing the steps below:

 

  1. Answer the question: “How much skim milk with 0.2% milkfat should be

added to 4 ounces of table cream to obtain a mixture that would be classified as whole milk?” in words.

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Expert Answer

Step 1

To convert the given word problem into an equation for the unknown x (theamount of skimmed milk required )

Step 2

The mixture contains x ounces of skimmed milk with 4 ounces of table cream, so totally 4+x ounces. We need the fat content of this mixture to be 3.25%. 

Step 3

To set up the equation for x, we work out the fat content of the skimmed milk and the table cream sepa...

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