Posted by **Tessa** on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 4:05pm.

Translate to a system of equations. DO NOT SOLVE.

A nontoxic scouring powder is made up of 4 parts baking soda and 1 part vinegar. How much of each ingredient is needed for a 16-oz mixture?

What are the two equations? For most problems, I can easily find the info for the two equations, but this time, I just don't see the info for equations?

Thanks!

- Algebra -
**Damon**, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 4:42pm
4/5 baking soda and 1/5 vinegar

4/5*16 =

1/5*16 =

- Algebra -
**Damon**, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 4:44pm
or

b + v = 16

b = 4 v

same result

- Quick question -
**Tessa**, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 5:56pm
So that means the amount of baking soda is the same as 4 vinegar?

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