Nineteen percent of the nitric acid was used in the experiment. If 1134 liters remained how much nitric acid had been available in the beginning? How much had been used?

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- Jan 25th 2006, 01:14 PMcourtneyHow do you do this word problem
Nineteen percent of the nitric acid was used in the experiment. If 1134 liters remained how much nitric acid had been available in the beginning? How much had been used?

- Jan 25th 2006, 01:20 PMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**courtney**

begining. The $\displaystyle 19\%$ used is $\displaystyle 0.19x$ litres.

So what is left is:

$\displaystyle x-0.19x=1134$,

so:

$\displaystyle 0.81x=1134$

Solving this gives:

$\displaystyle x=1400$ litres.

RonL