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You have already invested $400 in a stock with an annual return of 11%. How much of an additional $1,200 should be invested at 12% and how much at 6% so that the total return on the entire $1,600 is 9%? (Round each answer to the nearest cent.)

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awintrev6117

The annual return on $400 in stock is 0.11*400 = $44 The total return you want is 0.09 * 1600 = $144Let a be the amount invested at 12% and b be the amount invested at 6%  0.12a + 0.06b = 144 - 44 12a + 6b = 10000 a + b = 1200 Put those 2 equations together and solve for a and b:  12a + 6b = 10000  a + b = 1200Using elimination, a = $466.67 and b = $733.33 So, out of an additional $1200, invest $466.67 at a rate of 12% and $733.33 at a rate of 6%

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