Mixture with partial solution

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Mixture with partial solution

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:48 pm

In a quantity of gunpowder the composition is:

Nitre: 10 lbs. more than 2/3 of whole.

Sulphur: 4 1/2 lbs. less than 1/6 of whole.

Charcoal: 2 lbs. less than 1/7 of nitre.

Suggestion:

Let x = whole

Nitre: 2/3x + 10

Sulphur: 1/6x - 4 1/2

Charcoal: 1/7(2/3 + 10) - 2

Unsure how to continue.





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Re: Mixture with partial solution

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:36 pm

Additional information omitted:

Determine amount of gunpowder.

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