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# A chemical company makes two brands of antifreeze. The first brand is 35% anti freeze, and the second brand is 85% pure antifreeze. In order to obtain 150 gallons of a mixture that contains 75% pure antifreeze, how many gallons of each brand of antifreeze must be used.

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Answer: There are 30 gallons of anti freeze of first brand and 120 gallons of anti freeze of second brand.Step-by-step explanation:Since we have given that Percentage of anti freeze in first brand = 35%Percentage of anti freeze in second brand = 85%Percentage of anti freeze in mixture = 75%Total number of gallons of mixture = 150 gallonsWe will use " Mixture and Allegation": First brand Second brand 35% 85% 75%------------------------------------------------------------------85%-75% : 75%-35% 10 : 40 1 : 4So, Number of gallons of anti freeze in first brand is given by[tex]\dfrac{1}{5}\times 150\\\\=30\ gallons[/tex]Number of gallons of anti freeze in second brand is given by[tex]\dfrac{4}{5}\times 150\\\\=40\times 3\\\\=120\ gallons[/tex]Hence, there are 30 gallons of anti freeze of first brand and 120 gallons of anti freeze of second brand.