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Stewart + 5 others
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ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 53E
To determine

To find: The amount of 60% acid solution, if it is mixed with a 30% solution to produce 300 mL of a 50% solution.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 53E

The amount of 60% acid solution is 200 mL.

Explanation of Solution

A 60% acid solution mixed with a 30% solution to produce 300 mL of a 50% solution.

Let x be the amount of 60% acid solution.

Tabulate the given information algebraically.

In wordsIn Algebra
Amount of 60% solutionx
Amount of 30% solution300x

Model the equation for the above information as follows.

60%ofacidsolution+30%ofacidsolution=50%of300mL60x+30(300x)=300×50

On further simplification,

60x+900030x=1500030x=15000900030x=6000x=200

Thus, the amount of 60% acid solution is 200 mL.

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