Solving a Mixture Problem using 2 variables

Solving a Mixture Problem using 2 variables
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Part of video series Solving Systems of Equations
Taught by YourMathGal
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This video shows how to solve the following mixture problem using algebra by writing a system of equations with 2 variables. Problem: Mia wants to make a punch by mixing some apple juice costing $2.25 per quart with cranberry juice costing $3.25 per quart. How many quarts of each should she use if she wants to make 100 quarts costing $2.50 per quart?

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This video shows how to solve a mixture problem with apple and cranberry juice using systems of equations very well. Every step is drawn out in detail and explained. This classic combination / mixture problem can be seen from grade 7 through college Algebra, and is confusing to many students. This video should finally help this problem make sense to you.
  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Reviewed by MathVids Staff on July 19, 2009.
 
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