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A patient is given exactly 750 milliliters of a mixture

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A patient is given exactly 750 milliliters of a mixture [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2005, 11:37
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A patient is given exactly 750 milliliters of a mixture of two medications daily. Medication A contains 40 percent pain killer and medication B contains 20 percent pain killer. If the patient receives exactly 215 milliliters of pain killer daily, how many milliliters of medication B are in the mixture?

A. 150
B. 225
C. 325
D. 425
E. 550

The correct answer is D.

Thanks so much in advance.
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Re: PS- Algebra [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2005, 11:51
sklmf98 wrote:
Can someone please help me understand how to solve this problem?

A patient is given exactly 750 milliliters of a mixture of two medications daily. Medication A contains 40 percent pain killer and medication B contains 20 percent pain killer. If the patient receives exactly 215 milliliters of pain killer daily, how many milliliters of medication B are in the mixture?

A. 150
B. 225
C. 325
D. 425
E. 550

The correct answer is D.

Thanks so much in advance.


you need to solve a system of equations here for A and B

A + B = 750
0.4*A + 0.2*B = 215

find B
Re: PS- Algebra   [#permalink] 05 Jul 2005, 11:51
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