it took 900 kg of acetylene to make 2400 kg of the compund. How many kilograms of other components was required to make 3600 kg of the compound?
In the first situation, there was 2400kg-900kg = 1500kg of other components needed to make the compound. Let the number of kilograms of other components required to make 3600kg of the compound (second situation) be x. Now, since we’re making the same compound, these values must be in proportion. Thus, we can say 1500/2400=x/3600. Both the left hand and right hand sides express the fraction of non-acetylene components used to make the entire compound. Solving for x gives x=2250. Therefore, 2250kg of other components were required in the second situation.