# Math Help - Find Percentage of Salt

1. ## 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

2. 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?

3. Does 12% work?