# SOLUTION: A pharmacist wants to make a solution that is 60% alcohol. On the shelf are two bottles of 40% and 20% strength alcohol. Explain the step(s) and the outcome of this mixture.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 285647: A pharmacist wants to make a solution that is 60% alcohol. On the shelf are two bottles of 40% and 20% strength alcohol. Explain the step(s) and the outcome of this mixture. Found 2 solutions by stanbon, richwmiller:Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! A pharmacist wants to make a solution that is 60% alcohol. On the shelf are two bottles of 40% and 20% strength alcohol. Explain the step(s) and the outcome of this mixture. ---------------------- There is no way to get a 60% solution from a 40 and 20 percent solution. Cheers, Stan H. Answer by richwmiller(9135)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You can't get stronger solutions than you start with, without evaporation or distilling.