Chapter 5.6, Problem 2E

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Textbook Problem

Note: Exercises preceded by an asterisk are of a more challenging nature.

In a chemical mixture,

To determine

**To find:**

The amount of each chemical needed.

Explanation

**Given:**

In a chemical mixture, 2 g of chemical A are used for each gram of chemical B, and 3 g of chemical C are needed for each gram of B. In total 72 g of the mixture is prepared.

**Calculation:**

Let us assume that *x* g of chemical A, *y* g of chemical B and *z* g of chemical C are needed.

In total 72 g of the mixture is prepared.

Given that, 2 g of chemical A are used for each gram of chemical B, and 3 g of chemical C are needed for each gram of B.

Let

Since we have

Now let us find the value of *m*.

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