# SOLUTION: forty liters of a 60% salt soltution are reduced to a 45% SOLUTION. hOw much must be drained off and replaced with distilled water so that the resulting solution will contain only

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 Question 393687: forty liters of a 60% salt soltution are reduced to a 45% SOLUTION. hOw much must be drained off and replaced with distilled water so that the resulting solution will contain only 45% salt? Answer by nerdybill(7003)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!forty liters of a 60% salt soltution are reduced to a 45% SOLUTION. hOw much must be drained off and replaced with distilled water so that the resulting solution will contain only 45% salt? . Let x = amount (liters) replaced with distilled water then .60(40-x) = .45(40) 24-.60x = 18 -.60x = -6 x = (-6)/(-0.60) x = 10 liters