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Table salt contains 39.33 g of sodium per 100 g of salt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults consume less than 2.40 g of sodium per day. A particular snack mix contains 1.23 g of salt per 100 g of the mix. What mass of the snack mix can you consume and still be within the FDA limit?

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Table salt contains 39.33 g of sodium per 100 g of salt. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults consume less than 2.40 g of sodium per day. A particular snack mix contains 1.23 g of salt per 100 g of the mix. What mass of the snack mix can you consume and still be within the FDA limit?

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Step 1

Given,

Table salt contains 39.33 g sodium per 100g of salt.  The U.S FDA recommends that adult consume less that 2.40 g of sodium per day.

A snack mix contains 1.25 g g of salt per 100 g the mix

Step 2

The mass of the snack mixture can be calculated by applying the empirical concepts.

100g salt ...

(240g Na)requires1x240gaf sait
39 33g
6.102g
125gaf salt contains 100g snack mix
6.102gaf salt comtains106.102g
125g
488.16g
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(240g Na)requires1x240gaf sait 39 33g 6.102g 125gaf salt contains 100g snack mix 6.102gaf salt comtains106.102g 125g 488.16g

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