# SOLUTION: A solution of saltwater is 10% salt and weighs 50 lbs. How much salt is added to produce a solution that is 25% salt (in lbs)?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 123404: A solution of saltwater is 10% salt and weighs 50 lbs. How much salt is added to produce a solution that is 25% salt (in lbs)?Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!.1*50+X=.25(50+X) 5+X=12.5+.25X X-.25X=12.5-5 .75X=7.5 X=7.5/.75 X=10 POUNDS OF SALT ARE NEEDED. PROOF. .1*50+10=.25(50+10) 5+10=.25(60) 15=15