# SOLUTION: In a solution of water and alcohol, the ratio of water to alcohol is 4 to 1. a) If there are 3 liters of alcohol, how many total liters of the solution are there? 15 liters

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 Question 498905: In a solution of water and alcohol, the ratio of water to alcohol is 4 to 1. a) If there are 3 liters of alcohol, how many total liters of the solution are there? 15 liters b) What is the percent of alcohol in this solution? 25% ---> c) If you have 35 liters of this solution, how many liters of water would you need to add to make a solution that is 5% alcohol?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15652)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!In a solution of water and alcohol, the ratio of water to alcohol is 4 to 1. : a) If there are 3 liters of alcohol, how many total liters of the solution are there? 15 liters ; b) What is the percent of alcohol in this solution? 25% Wouldn't this one be * 100 = 20%? : ---> c) If you have 35 liters of this solution, how many liters of water would you need to add to make a solution that is 5% alcohol? Let x = amt of water required to accomplish this .20(35) = .05(x+35) 7 = .05x + 1.75 7 - 1.75 = .05x 5.25 =.05x x = x = 105 liters of water required to obtain a 5% mixture from 35L of a 20% mixture