Hi, I'm a new member and working on a project at work and not coming up with an answer.

We mix two products together with different known densities.

An example is the 2 individual ingredient densities are 48 and 70.

After they are mixed the known total density equals an example of 52.

My question is:

I need a formula to figure out how many pounds of each density material do I need to get to the total mixed density of 52.

The total pounds of both ingredients must equal 2000 lbs.

I have the answer by way of trial and error.

The answer is 1636 lbs of 48 lb material and 364 lbs of 70 lb material.

This gives me

1636x48=78528

364x70=25480

The 1636 + 364 = 2000 (constant)

Add 78528 + 25480 = 104008 /2000 = 52.004 total density

I need a formula where the (2) individual and mixed densities are known and the 2000 lb limit is constant and will tell me the ingredient totals.

Thank you very much for any help you can provide!