
Elementary Math Fractions, Percentages, Word Problems, Equations, Inequations, Factorization, Expansion 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
November 22nd, 2016, 11:26 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  help solve problem
I have 30ml solution of 0.05%. How much water needed to add to make a solution of 0.04%? Once I have solution of 0.04%, how much water needed to add to make a solution of 0.03%? Thank you. Last edited by skipjack; November 22nd, 2016 at 01:08 PM. 
November 22nd, 2016, 11:59 AM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,197 Thanks: 1048 
x = mL of pure water 30(.05) + x(0) = (30+x)(.04) solve for x, then substitute the calculated value for x in the following equation ... y = mL of pure water (30+x)(.04) + y(0) = (30+x+y)(.03) solve for y 
November 22nd, 2016, 01:22 PM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 16,368 Thanks: 1172 
Is the original solution 0.05% or 5%?

November 22nd, 2016, 01:29 PM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,197 Thanks: 1048  
November 22nd, 2016, 04:52 PM  #5 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 8,136 Thanks: 552 
It's this simple (w = water): .....30 @ 5 ......w @ 0 ======= 30+w @ 4 (30*5 + w*0) / (30 + w) = 4 

Tags 
problem, solve 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
please solve this problem  hom210  Elementary Math  1  May 1st, 2016 07:31 AM 
Please, help me to solve this problem...  tsharman  Applied Math  0  March 22nd, 2012 08:23 AM 
Please solve these problem for me ,  loopmasters  Algebra  9  January 25th, 2011 11:30 AM 
Help me to solve this problem!!!?  attanew  Advanced Statistics  3  April 19th, 2009 08:29 AM 
Help me to solve this problem!!!???  attanew  Algebra  0  April 10th, 2009 06:04 AM 