# SOLUTION: How many ounces of pure salt must be added to 60 oz. of a 12% salt solution to make a 20% salt solutuion?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Signed-numbers Question 51087: How many ounces of pure salt must be added to 60 oz. of a 12% salt solution to make a 20% salt solutuion?Answer by venugopalramana(3286)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!How many ounces of pure salt must be added to 60 oz. of a 12% salt solution to make a 20% salt solutuion? SOLUTION = 60 OZ. ORIGINAL SALT CONTENT =12%....THAT IS 60*12/100=7.2 OZ LET X OUNCES OF SALT BE ADDED TO GET THE REQD.SOLUTION TOTAL SALT = 7.2+X OZ SOLUTION = 60 OZ. % COCN.= (7.2+X)100/60= 20% 7.2+X=20*60/100=12 X=12-7.2=4.8 OZ