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I did the math on this current problem, and did, in fact, come up with 12 lbs.! GOT IT!

Thank you SO MUCH for the tutorial. I’m really relieved to be able to try to figure this out now!

]]>50% Olive = ?

20% Palm = ?

20% Coconut = ?

10% Shea Butter = 6lb

Let’s set it up as an algebraic formula:

You need to determine: 6lb is 10% of what (x)?

6lb = .1x

6/.1 = x

x = 60

So our total weight of oils for this batch is 60lbs (This is going to be a massive batch of soap ha!)

Now that you know the TOTAL weight of the recipe you can calculate 20% palm oil.

So Palm Oil makes up 20% of the batch we take:

20% x 60

.2 x 60 = 12lbs

So the answer is 12lb

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