







Mixing oil and gas 
20140307 

From Geoff: What amount of oil would I need to mix on 501 basis for a4litre tank (13.57ozs) capacity tank. Thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





Some mixed nuts 
20140212 

From Andrew: How many kg of mixed nuts that contain 30% peanuts must Paul add to 6kg of mixed nuts that contain 38% peanuts to make a mixture that contains 33% peanuts? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing water and wine 
20140119 

From manish: a man mixes three part of water to one part of wine.When he consumes
one part of mixture he realise that the drink is too dilute and hence adds one part of
wine to the remaining quantity what is the ratio of water to wine in the new mixture. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 7% solution 
20140114 

From imran: what amount of H2SO4 should be added to make 5mL of 0.7% H2SO4 solution Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture problem 
20130811 

From MJ: How many liters of pure acetic acid must be mixed with 3 liters of a 30% acetic acid to obtain a mixture of 65%? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Dilution of concentrated acid 
20130731 

From Adom: I have 500mls of 90% conc. of an acid. Now I need to prepare 20% concentration from this (say 100mls of this). How much of the stock solution do I take and how much water to add? Thanks! Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture problem 
20130729 

From Lucy: Hi,
For the following question:
Ten pounds of mixed nuts contain 50 percent peanuts. How many pounds of peanuts must be added so that the final mixture has 60 percent peanuts?(A) 2.5 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 10 (E) 12.5,
my math book gives my the following explanation: Try choice (C): 6 pounds of peanuts. The original 10pound mixture contained 50 percent peanuts, or 5 pounds. Now you have 11 pounds of peanuts in a 16pound mixture, more than 60 percent. This result automatically eliminates choices (D) and (E) as well.Why would this result automatically rule out D and E? How can you tell?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





A 25% sulfuric acid solution 
20120503 

From Scott: In order to make a 25% solution with 96% Sulfuric Acid, how much of the Sulfuric do I add to DI water to make up 2000ml?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





I need to make a 45,000 pound batch of this 80% MgO product 
20120126 

From James: I have a 55% MgO product and 89% MgO product. I have unlimited pounds of each MgO product. I am looking to make a 80% MgO product. I need to make a 45,000 pound batch of this 80% MgO product. Answered by Penny Nom. 





An antifreeze solution 
20110827 

From aniish: The radiator of a jeep has a capacity of 4 gallons. It is filled with an antifreeze solution
of water and glycol which analyzes 10% glycol.what volume of the mixture must be drawn off and replaced with glycol to obtain a 25% glycol solution? all percentages are by volume Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture problem 
20100224 

From Nathan: How many gallons of 60% solution must be added to 40 gallons of a 10% solution to produce a 20% solution? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing oil 
20100203 

From Andrew: A dealer wishes to produce 300 gallons of oil worth 40cents a quart. He has oil worth 36cents a quart and oil worth 52cents a quart. How many quarts of each should he mix? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A solution of 45% acetic acid 
20090928 

From Autumn: if a chemist has a 4 liter solution that consists of 90% acetic acid, how much water does he need to produce a solution of 45% acetic acid? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing candy 
20090127 

From adriana: The question says:
that a merchant wishes to mix candy worth 45 cents per pound, with some candy that costs 80 cents per pound. this will create a mixture of candy that sells for 65 cents per pound. there is a total amount of 350 pounds of candy.
What i need to know is:
The amount of pounds of candy at 65 cents per pound? and
The amount of pounds of candy at 80 cents per pounds? Answered by Harley Weston. 





A 10% salt solution 
20090112 

From Joanna: How many liters of water must evaporate from 40 liters of a 10% salt solution to make a 25% salt solution? Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





A water acid mixture 
20080819 

From Sulagna: A chemical solution is made by mixing an acid with water in the ratio 1:24.
This solution is then taken and mixed with water in the ratio 1:3. How much acid
would be there in 200ml of this final solution? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the % of the resulting solution? 
20080420 

From RON: USING 4 PARTS OF 80% SOLN AND 1 PART OF 20% SOLN, WHAT
IS THE % OF THE RESULTING SOLN? FOR 120ML USE 96 ML OF
THE 80% SOLN AND 24 ML OF THE 20% SOLN BUT WHAT IS
THE % OF THE RESULTING SOLN? PLEASE SEND HOW TO
CALCULATE THE %. IS THE ANSWER 68% ?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A water alcohol mixture 
20080420 

From Mary: How many oz. of solution that is 90% alcohol ( and 10% water) is needed to be mixed with 5 ounces of a solution that is 50% alcohol in order to obtain a solution that is 80% alcohol? Answered by Penny Nom. 





2500mL of Phosphoric acid 
20080409 

From Trina: If I have 2500mL of Phosphoric acid that has a fluoride concentration of 0.91% and need to increase it to 1.40% how much 49% HF do I need to add? Answered by Harley Weston. 





20 gallons of concentrate 
20071120 

From Ken: What is the formula I need to use?
I have 20 gallons of concentrate. I am mixing it at 0.5%.
How many total gallons of solution will I end up with?
I came up with 4000 gallons of solution  but not using the easiest of methods. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing planting soil 
20071022 

From Ken: Stephen owns a gardening supply store that sells two brands of planting soil, each of
which contains plan food. Brand A contains 10% plant food, while brand B contains
7% plant food. To accommodate a customer, the store will combine the two brands to
make 3 lbs of an 8% plant food mixture. How much of brand A and brand B should
be used? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A mixture problem 
20070821 

From Arul: Hi
Please help me with this question
Seed mixture X is 40 percent ryegrass and 60 percent bluegrass by weight; seed mixture Y is 25 percent ryegrass and 75 percent fescue. If a mixture of X and Y contains 30 percent ryegrass, what percent of the weight of this mixture is X ? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Grams of vodka 
20070710 

From Andrew: milliliters to grams..vodka 80 proof? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Gardening mixtures 
20070507 

From Dan: A mixture of 1 part sulfur and 2 parts lime is added to soil as an amendment to prevent blossom end rot in tomatoes and green peppers.
One Tablespoon of the above mixture is added to each hole prior to planting (using the comparative standard of 1 Tablespoon [US] = 0.5 ounce [US liquid]).
How many ounces of each component must I mix to have an adequate amount to add to 150 planting holes? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A 30% alcohol solution 
20070402 

From Jessica: How many gallons of distilled water must be mixed with 50 gallons of 30% alcohol solution to obtain a 25% solution? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Another mixture problem 
20070321 

From roger: I have 6800 gallons of a 17% glycol solution. I need to add how many
gallons of 100% glycol to this to raise the concentration to 22%, also 20%? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A mixture problem 
20070321 

From roger: I have 100 gallons of 100% glycol. I need to make this a 20% solution,
would I just add this to 400 gallons to make the 20% glycol solution? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Alligation 
20070209 

From Shanah: Orders: 360 mL of 75% acetic acid Stock: 99% acetic acid and distilled water Find the volume of acetic acid and distilled water to get the needed concentration. Any help with this is greatly appreciated, Thanks Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How much lemon oil do you need to make 10.15L of polish? 
20070116 

From Sajad: to make an environmentally safe furniture polish, you can combine lemon oil and mineral oil in the ratio 3:200, by volume. How much lemon oil do you need to make 10.15L of polish? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture problem 
20061105 

From Lynne Rae: How many kg of 30% salt solution by mass and 40% salt solution by mass should be mixed to form 200kg of 37% salt solution by mass? Answered by Penny Nom. 





I want to calibrate a glucose meter 
20060727 

From John: If I have 3 glucose control solutions having:
Low  50 mg/dl
Normal  100 mg/dl
High  330 mg/dl
I want to calibrate a glucose meter but I need more than these 3 data points. How can I mix these up to get different concentrations in between 50 and 100, 100 and 330. I would like to mix up different concentrations and put them in test tubes or whatever to do some calibration work. Like 70 mg/dl, 90 mg/dl, etc. More data points should be in between say 50 and 100 since this is normal, 90 mg/dl is considered close to normal.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Diluting an acid solution 
20060225 

From Alex: IF YOU HAVE 1 Litre OF A 70% ACID SOLUTION, AT WHAT RATIO DO YOU DILUTE IT WITH WATER TO ACHIEVE A 30% AND 50% ACID SOLUTION? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture 
20050406 

From Ray: two known values
product # 1 = 60% protein
product # 2 = 80% protein
How much of the #2 product would I need to add to the # 1 product to
create a third product of 65%
Answered by Penny. 





If the mixture is 1 pint to 6 gal 
20050313 

From Trey: If the mixture is 1 pint to 6 gal. Do i use 4 pints to 24 gallons of gas Answered by Penny. 





Spraying roses 
20050303 

From A student: A litre and a half of water has 0.045 grams of herbicide added for spraying roses. How many grams of herbicide per litre is this? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture problem 
20040930 

From Abraham: A chemist has one solution that is 35% pure acid and another solution that is 75% pure acid. How many cubic centimeters of each solution must be used to produce 80 cubic centimeters of solution that is 50% acid? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing Brazil nuts and cashews 
20031109 

From Bob: Cashews are sold for 1.20 per 1/4 pound and Brazil nuts are sold for $1.50 per 1/4 pound. If you mix 20lbs of Brazil nuts, how many cahsews would it take to make a mix that sells for $1.30 per 1/4 pound? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Preparing 100ml of a 30% alcohol solution 
20030713 

From Justin: My question is how do you prepare a 100ml of a 30% alcohol solution using 95% alcohol? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture problem 
20030710 

From A student: Having a problem with word problems. example A chemist mixes a 10% acid solution with a 50% acid solution to form 400mL of a 40% solution. How much of each solution should be used. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing solutions 
20020913 

From Margaret: In a chemistry laboratory the concentration of one solution is 10% hydrocholoric acid (HCl) and that of a second soulution is 60% HCl. How many mL of each should be mixed to obtain 50 mL of a 30% HCl solution?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A mixture problem 
20000306 

From Rebecca Edwards: A tank in which cholocate milk is being mixed contains a mixture of 460 liters of milk and 40 liters of chocolate syrup initially. Syrup and milk are then added to the tank at the rate of 2 liters per minute of syrup and 8 liters of milk per minute. Simultaneously the mixture is withdrawn at the rate of 10 liters per minute. Find the function giving the amount of syrup in the tank at time t. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Percentage Question 
19980518 

From Eddie Knox: Example: If I have a recipe calling for 16 ounces of 4% vinegar (vinegar which has been diluted with water to a strength of 4%), and all I have on hand is 16 ounces of 5% vinegar, how much water should I add to decrease the strength to 4%, before measuring the 16 ounces to be used. I'll appreciate any insight and help. Thank you so much! Answered by Harley Weston. 

