# SOLUTION: how much water must be evaporated from 240 pounds of a solution that is 3% alcohol to strengthen it to a solution that is 5% alcohol?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Money Word Problems Question 625529: how much water must be evaporated from 240 pounds of a solution that is 3% alcohol to strengthen it to a solution that is 5% alcohol? Answer by Alan3354(31538)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!how much water must be evaporated from 240 pounds of a solution that is 3% alcohol to strengthen it to a solution that is 5% alcohol? -------------- 3% of 240 pounds = 7.2 pounds of alcohol If 7.2 pounds = 5%, the total = 7.2/0.05 = 144 pounds 240 - 144 = 96 pounds of water to evaporate. --------------- PS That won't work, the alcohol has a lower boiling so it will evaporate first. If it did work, a lot of people would make stronger booze that way.