# Percent Mixture Need Help

• Feb 2nd 2009, 10:58 PM
MKN
Percent Mixture Need Help
How much pure water should be added to a 20% soap solution to make an 8% solution?
• Feb 3rd 2009, 02:37 AM
(Hi)
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Originally Posted by MKN
How much pure water should be added to a 20% soap solution to make an 8% solution?

Let there was x amount of solution initially
so amount of soap in it is x/5
Let us add y amount of water to it
so
Percentage of soap is
$8=\frac{x*100}{5 (x+y)}$
so
12x = 8y
3x=2y
so y= 2x/3
Which means 0.67 times the initial amount of solution