An industrial cleaner is manufactured using only the 3 secret ingredients A, B, and C, which are mixed in the ratio of 2:3:5, respectively,

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An industrial cleaner is manufactured using only the 3 secret ingredients A, B, and C, which are mixed in the ratio of 2:3:5, respectively, by weight. How many pounds of secret ingredient B are in a 42-pound (net weight) bucket of this cleaner?

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Allison 1 week 2021-10-11T19:48:05+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-10-11T19:49:16+00:00

    Answer: There is 12.6 pounds of ingredient B present.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Since we have given that

    Ratio of ingredients A, B and C = 2:3:5

    Weight of ingredient A = 2x

    Weight of ingredient B = 3x

    Weight of ingredient C = 5x

    Total net weight = 42 pounds

    According to question, we get that

    2x+3x+5x=42\\\\10x=42\\\\x=\dfrac{42}{10}\\\\x=4.2\ pounds

    So, Weight of ingredient B is given by

    3x=3\times 4.2=12.6\ pounds

    Hence, there is 12.6 pounds of ingredient B present.

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