# SOLUTION: how much of an 80% nitric acid solution must be added to a 125gram solution of 10% nitric acid to produce a 50% nitric acid solution?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 296079: how much of an 80% nitric acid solution must be added to a 125gram solution of 10% nitric acid to produce a 50% nitric acid solution?Answer by stanbon(57984)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!how much of an 80% nitric acid solution must be added to a 125gram solution of 10% nitric acid to produce a 50% nitric acid solution? ----------------------- Equation: active + active = active 0.10*125 + 0.80x = 0.50(125+x) --- Multiply thru by 100 to get: 10*125 + 80x = 50*125 + 50x 30x = 40*125 x = 166 2/3 grams (amt. of 80% solution needed in the mixture) ============================== Cheers, Stan H.