# chemistry/math problem

• November 12th 2008, 05:25 PM
daydreembelievr
chemistry/math problem
Calculate the number of grams of sugar (C12H22O11) that must be dissolved in 700 grams of water to prepare 20% sugar solution.

I know this is chemistry/math but Math Help Forum is the best, so I figured I'd ask it here. I can't solve this one for some reason.

I know that:

mass percent = grams of solute/grams of solution x 100

But I can't get it to work.Thanks for any and all help. :D
• November 13th 2008, 03:30 AM
shawsend
Hey, wouldn't that just be $\frac{x}{700+x}=0.2$?