how much of a(n) 60% orange juice drink must be mixed with a 16 gallons of a 40% orange juice drink to obtain a mixture that is 50% orange juice
Let the amount of the 60% needed be x (number of gallons)
The total pure juice in the mixture is 60%*x+40%*16 = 0.6x+0.4*16=0.6x+6.4
The number of gallons in the mixtures: x+16
We want it to be 50%, that is: (0.6x+6.4)/(x+16)=50%=0.5
Multiply by x+16
x=1.6/0.1 = 16
Check: We add 16 gallons of 60%, that is we add 0.6*16=9.6 juice. The total juice is now 9.6+6.4=16
The total amount of liquid in the micture: 16+16 = 32 gallons
So indeed we got a 50% mixture, as required
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