The Mixture Problem

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The mixture problem is a classic problem encountered in most algebra courses. It is solved by a simple application of linear equations.

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The problem is stated as follows: given a solution of volume with concentration percent mixed with a solution of volume with concentration percent, we obtain a solution of volume with concentration percent. If , , , and are known, find .

Concentrations out of the range 0–100% simply mean that the given mixture is not possible in practice.

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Contributed by: Vignon S. Oussa ( {MonthName, Year, Day})
(Saint Louis University)
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