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August 8th, 2008, 07:02 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2008 Posts: 15 Thanks: 0  solution mixture word problem
Ho much water must be evaporated from 120 pounds of solution which is 3% salt to make a solution of 5% salt? I did it exactly the same way it is shown in this link http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/mixtu ... tml#remove (since it's the same problem with different numbers) but I keep getting 40 for the answer instead of the correct answer which is 48, I don't know what am I doing wrong?, please help, thanks this is the equation I used: .97(120)x = .95(120x) x=40 
August 9th, 2008, 08:41 AM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2008 Posts: 15 Thanks: 0  Re: solution mixture word problem
Can any one please help me with this problem, I am really lost...thak you

August 9th, 2008, 02:22 PM  #3  
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,680 Thanks: 658  Re: solution mixture word problem Quote:
The next equation I get is: .02(120)=.05x Therefore x = (2/5)120=48  
August 10th, 2008, 11:15 AM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2008 Posts: 895 Thanks: 0  Re: solution mixture word problem
A picture is worth.... [attachment=0:282xbv1d]Salt.jpg[/attachment:282xbv1d] 3.6/(120w) = 5/100 w = 48 
August 14th, 2008, 10:21 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2008 Posts: 15 Thanks: 0  Re: solution mixture word problem
thank you both that made it very clear


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