## Gabe Amodeo, a nuclear physicist, needs 60 liters of a 60% acid solution. He currently has a 40% solution and a 70% solution. How many liter

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Gabe Amodeo, a nuclear physicist, needs 60 liters of a 60% acid solution. He currently has a 40% solution and a 70% solution. How many liters of each does he need

to make the needed 60 liters of 60% acid solution?

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Answer:

20 liters of the 40% solution

60-20=40 liters of the 70% solution

Step-by-step explanation:

40%x+70%(60-x)=60%(60)

0.4x+0.7(60-x)=0.6(60)

0.4x+42-0.7x=36

-0.3x+42=36

-0.3x=-42+36

-0.3x=-6

0.3x=6

3x=60

x=60/3

x=20 liters of the 40% solution

60-20=40 liters of the 70% solution

check: 0.4*20=8

0.7*40=28

8+28=36 and 0.6*60=36 also