#### Mixture Problems

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4 x
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x 12
1.) 4
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2.) 5
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2x 30
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3.) 7
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CA Standards:
10.0: Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide monomials and polynomials.
Students solve multi-step problems, including word problems, by using these
techniques.
Objectives:
Students solve Mixture Word Problems.
Agenda: 9/25/11
1.) Warm – Up
2.) Lesson on Mixture Problems ppt.
3.) Assignment with solutions
4.) STAY ON TASK!!
Example 1:
2 cubic meters (m³) of soil containing 35% sand
was mixed into 6 m³ of soil containing 15%
sand. What is the sand content of the mixture?
(6 +
8 2)
m3m3
6 m3
2 m3
35%
15%
2(35%)
6(15%)
?%
(6 8(?%)
2)(?%)
8 m3
6 m3
2 m3
35%
15%
2(35%)
6(15%)
?%
8(?%)
70 90 8x
160 8x
8
8
20% x
You Try:
4 cubic meters (m³) of soil containing 25% sand
was mixed into 8 m³ of soil containing 10%
sand. What is the sand content of the mixture?
m3m3
(4 12
+ 8)
8 m3
4 m3
25%
10%
4(25%)
8(10%)
x%
(412(
8x)(%)
x%)
12 m3
8 m3
4 m3
x%
25%
10%
4(25%)
8(10%)
12( x%)
100 80 12x
180 12x
12 12
15% x
Example 2:
How many pounds of only blue m&m’s must be
added to an 11 pound bag containing 35% blue
to make a bag that is 45% blue?
x + 11 pounds
x pounds
11 pounds
100%
45%
35%
x(100%)
11(35%) ( x 11)(45%)
x + 11 pounds
x pounds
11 pounds
100%
45%
35%
x(100%)
11(35%) ( x 11)(45%)
100x 385 45x 495
45x
45x
55x 385 495
385 385
55x 110
x 2