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# A restaurant chef always mixes 6 ounces of red quinoa with every 16 ou

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A restaurant chef always mixes 6 ounces of red quinoa with every 16 ounces of white quinoa. How many ounces of red quinoa does the chef put in a 110-ounce mixture of the two grain-like seeds?

(A) 10
(B) 16
(C) 30
(D) 60
(E) 80

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28 Mar 2018, 04:10
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A restaurant chef always mixes 6 ounces of red quinoa with every 16 ounces of white quinoa. How many ounces of red quinoa does the chef put in a 110-ounce mixture of the two grain-like seeds?

(A) 10
(B) 16
(C) 30
(D) 60
(E) 80

6:16 = 3:8

in 11 parts 3:8 ratio
in

110 parts 30:80

30 (C)
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29 Mar 2018, 17:21
Bunuel wrote:
A restaurant chef always mixes 6 ounces of red quinoa with every 16 ounces of white quinoa. How many ounces of red quinoa does the chef put in a 110-ounce mixture of the two grain-like seeds?

(A) 10
(B) 16
(C) 30
(D) 60
(E) 80

We can create the ratio red : white = 6x : 16x and create the the equation:

6x + 16x = 110

22x = 110

x = 5, so the amount of red quinoa is 5 x 6 = 30 ounces.

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