Posted by **Anonymous** on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11:31am.

An alloy is made by using copper and zinc in the ratio of 17:3 how much zinc is used to make 4kg of the alloy?

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**Henry**, Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 6:10pm
zinc = 3x kg,

copper = 17x kg,

3x + 17x = 4.0 kg,

20x = 4,

x = 4 / 20 = 0.20,

3x = 3 * 0.20 = 0.6 kg = zinc required.

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**saleh**, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 4:26pm
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**Ayush**, Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 4:39am
let weight of zinc and copper=3x and 17x respectively.

Then,

17x + 3x=4000grams

20x=4000grams

x=(4000/20)grams

x=200grams

therefore, zinc required=(200*3)grams=600 grams=0.6 kg.

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