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An alloy of tin is 15% tin and weighs 20 pounds. A second alloy is 10% tin How many pounds of the second alloy must be added to the fi

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An alloy of tin is 15% tin and weighs 20 pounds. A second alloy is 10% tin How many pounds of the second alloy must be added to the fi

Question

An alloy of tin is 15% tin and weighs 20 pounds. A second alloy is 10% tin How many pounds of the second alloy
must be added to the first to get a 12% muture?
500

## Answers ( )

Answer:30 pounds

Step-by-step explanation:Amount of tin in first alloy + amount of tin in second alloy = amount of tin in mixture

0.15 (20) + 0.10 x = 0.12 (20 + x)

3 + 0.10 x = 2.4 + 0.12 x

0.6 = 0.02 x

x = 30