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January 6th, 2012, 01:36 AM  #1 
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For her birthday party Kristin mixed together 9 gal. of Brand A fruit punch and 6 gal. of apple juice. If Brand A contains 10% fruit juice then what percent of the final mixture is fruit juice? please explain how to solve it. 
January 6th, 2012, 01:51 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: mixture problem
The final amount of mixture is (9 + 6) gal. = 15 gal. The 9 gal. of Brand A has 0.9 gal of fruit juice and the 6 gal. of pure apple juice is 6 gal. of fruit juice, for a total of (0.9 + 6) gal. = 6.9 gal. Thus the percentage of fruit juice in the final mixture is: 

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