How many ounces of a 35% silver alloy must be melted with an alloy of 65% silver to produce 20 ounces of a 41% silver alloy?

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- December 14th 2011, 07:02 PMusmcadamSilver Alloy Mixing Problem.
How many ounces of a 35% silver alloy must be melted with an alloy of 65% silver to produce 20 ounces of a 41% silver alloy?

- December 14th 2011, 07:34 PMWilmerre: Silver Alloy Mixing Problem.
What's your answer? Can't see your work.

- December 15th 2011, 04:54 AMbjhopperRe: Silver Alloy Mixing Problem.
Hi usmcadam.

Make a table

20 oz of .41 = 8.2 silver required

x * .65 = silver needed from this alloy

20-x = silver from the other

Now write the mass balance equation and solve for x and 20-x The x is in ozs