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Applied Linear Equations: Mixture Problem - Problem 2

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

If you are presented with a word problem involving multiple solutions that are a certain percent of some element, chances are, you're working with a "percent-mixture" problem. One trick for solving these types of equations is to set up a system where your first equation represents amount only, and the second equation represents (amount)( percent) + (amount)(percent) = (amount of mix)(percent of mix).

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