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An industrial chemist will mix two acid solutions. One is 37% solution and the other is a 27% solution. How many liters of each should be mixed to get 50 liters of a 36% acid solution?

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  1. x = liters of 37% acid solution
    Other = (50 - x) = liters of 27% solution
    37x + 27*(50 - x) = 50*36
    37x + 1350 - 27x = 1800
    10x = 450
    x = 45 liters
    45 liters of 37% acid and 5 liters of 27% acid.

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  2. 45 liters of 37% acid and 5 liters of 27% acid.

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