#6# #ft^3# of soil containing #35%# clay was mixed into #4# #ft^3# of soil containing #20%# clay. What is the clay content of the mixture?

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Feb 9, 2016

Answer:

In this question, simple algebra will be applied. The clay content after mixing the two different types of soil will be 29%.

Explanation:

To answer this question, first multiply the clay content of the sample with its corresponding mass then get the sum. After which, divide it with 10 which is the total mass of the sample after mixing the two different samples. This will lead to an answer of 0.29 which is also equal to 29%.

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