# SOLUTION: How many ounces of pure water must be added to 75 oz of an 8% salt solution to make a 5% salt solution?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 488872: How many ounces of pure water must be added to 75 oz of an 8% salt solution to make a 5% salt solution?Answer by lwsshak3(6469)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!How many ounces of pure water must be added to 75 oz of an 8% salt solution to make a 5% salt solution? ** let x=ounces of pure water to be added to 75 ounces of 8% solution x+75=ounces of 5% solution .. 8%*75=5%(x+75) 6=.05x+3.75 .05x=6-3.75=2.25 x=2.25/.05=45 ounces ans: 45 ounces of pure water must be added to 75 oz of an 8% salt solution to make a 5% salt solution?