# SOLUTION: Tuna is sometimes packed in a brine (salt) solution. How many pounds of water must be added to 100 pounds of a 15 percent solution of salt and water to reduce it to a 10 percent s

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Mixture Word Problems Question 95882: Tuna is sometimes packed in a brine (salt) solution. How many pounds of water must be added to 100 pounds of a 15 percent solution of salt and water to reduce it to a 10 percent solution of salt?Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(100*.15)=.10(100+x) 15=10+.1x .1x=15-10 .1x=5 x=5/.1 x=50 pounds of water need to be added. proof 15=.1*150 15=15