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June 26th, 2013, 09:53 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2013 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Liquid solution ratio
I have a one gallon container. There are 4 qts. in a gallon. I need to mix a cleaning solution that requires 1 part solution to 5 parts water. How do I evenly fill my one gallon container with the solution/water mix? In other words how much of the quarts are water and how much are solution?

June 26th, 2013, 05:25 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,912 Thanks: 1110 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Liquid solution ratio
You want about 630 milliliters of cleaning solution and about 3.15 liters of water in every gallon. 1 U.S. gallon ? 3.785411784 liters. 3.785411784/6 ? 630 milliliters. The '6' is used because there are 5 parts water and 1 part cleaning solution for a total of 6 "parts". 
June 27th, 2013, 04:59 PM  #3 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,912 Thanks: 1110 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Liquid solution ratio
Pardon me; that's probably 1/5 * 3.785411784 ? 760 ml.


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