Need algebra help for solving a value mixture problem using a system of linear equations

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A scientist has two solutions, which she has labeled Solution A and Solution B.  Each contains salt,  She knows Solution A is 70% salt and Solution B is 95% salt.  She wants to obtain 150 ounces of a mixture that is 85% salt. How many ounces of each solution should she use?

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60 ounces of the Solution A and 

90 ounces of the Solution B.

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