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    Find Percentage of Salt

    1 ounce of the mixture containing 6% salt is to be mixed with 2 ounces of a mixture which is 15% salt, in order to obtain a solution which is 12% salt. What is the percentage of salt in the resulting solution?

    MY WORK:

    mixture one + mixture 2 = total mixture


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    Hello, RTC1996!

    Please check the wording of the problem.
    As written, the problem is truly silly . . .


    One ounce of the mixture containing 6% salt
    is to be mixed with two ounces of a mixture which is 15% salt
    in order to obtain a solution which is 12% salt. . This is true.

    What is the percentage of salt in the resulting solution?

    I'll take a wild guess . . . um . . . twelve percent?
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    Does 12% work?
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