hi

I was also wondering, did I do that chart correctly?

Do you mean this one:

A.

Amount of milk Percentage(%) Amount of buttermilk

1% x (0.01) (0.01)x

4% 12 (0.04) (0.04)**12**

2% x + 12 (0.02) (0.02)(x + 12)

There's a little error which I have corrected in red.

What I did is say that the first and second row figures for buttermilk must add up to the last row.

multiply by 100 to remove the decimals

Now how would I create tat chart?

In a word problem, I was taught to find out what I must calculate and call that x.

Then summarise all those words in a table with just the essential details.

There is the start mix, the added seeds and the final mix so the table will need three rows after the headings.

And there are three seed types to consider, mix, bluegrass alone, other seeds alone, so that makes three columns.

Rather than putting in % I converted everything into weights in lb. That keeps it simple.

Row one plus row two must make row three.

I didn't bother with the final entry as it isn't needed to get x. But you might like to try to complete it for the practice. You can solve for x using column three as well. try it.

Bob