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Simple question from a simpleton.

starry night

LawnSite Platinum Member
Sometimes there are holes in my learning. And maybe the answer is not important but ........ if one takes a material which has a Nitrogen percentage of 10 and an equal amount of a material with 6 percent do you end up with a blend that is 8 percent Nitrogen? :confused:
 

ICT Bill

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Howard County MD
Sometimes there are holes in my learning. And maybe the answer is not important but ........ if one takes a material which has a Nitrogen percentage of 10 and an equal amount of a material with 6 percent do you end up with a blend that is 8 percent Nitrogen? :confused:
UUUMMMM! 16 I do believe, 10+ 6 = 16
if one bag is made up of 10% rocks and another 6% rocks your mix would be 16% rocks
 

JDUtah

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
UT
Sorry bill not exactly.

You are not just adding the desired content, you are increasing the total weight. Hence..

say you add 10 lbs each product...
One has 10%N...
The other has 6% N...

Now you have 20 lbs total product...
1 lb N from first product...
.6 lbs N second product...

1.6 lbs divided by 20 lbs total weight multiplied by 100 equals...
8% N in your mixed product.
 
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