LEX K.

asked • 07/25/16# Financial Mixture problem help

## 1 Expert Answer

GERALD H. answered • 03/08/20

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Hello Lex,

Let X = amount put into the 8.0% interest bearing account

Let Y = amount put into the 6.5% interest bearing account

X + Y = 175,000

X = 175,000 - Y

Y = 175,000 - X

We can express the mixture problem with the following equation:

(0.065)(175,000 - X) + (0.08)(175,000 -(175,000 - X)) = 12,000

11,375 - 0.065X + 0.08X = 12,000

11,375 + 0.015X = 12,000

.015X = 625

X = 625/0.015

X = 41,666.67

Y = 175,000 - 41,666.67 = 133,333.33

By plugging in the X and Y values, we are able to satisfy the equation.

(0.065)(133,333.33) + (0.08)(41,666.67) = 12,000

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