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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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
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