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    What Percent of solution is Syrup?

    A 2.5 liter jug contains 2 liters of raspberry syrup solution that is 15% syrup. If half of the solution spills out of the jug and it is then filled to capacity with water, what percent of the resulting solution is syrup?

    I don't know how to set up this problem therefore I am not able to solve :-( Please help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecapaccino View Post
    A 2.5 liter jug contains 2 liters of raspberry syrup solution that is 15% syrup. If half of the solution spills out of the jug and it is then filled to capacity with water, what percent of the resulting solution is syrup?

    I don't know how to set up this problem therefore I am not able to solve :-( Please help.
    There are 2 liters of 15% mixture to start with. So that contains 0.3 litres
    of syrup. Half is spilt leaving 0.15 litres of syrup in the jug, which is then
    brought up to 2.5 litres with water.

    So the concentration at the end is 0.15/2.5 = 0.06 or 6%.

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    You are a true Champ!

    Thanks Captain !

    I am really getting to grips with all this....
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