Posted by **Liz** on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 9:29pm.

How many liters of 80% hydrochloric acid must be mixed with 40% hydrochloric acid to get 15 liters of 65% hydrochloric acid? Write your answer rounded to three decimals. Show all work.

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**Steve**, Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:44am
Work with the total volume of HCl

The amount of HCl in a liters of 80% acid is just .8a

In b liters of 40% acid is .4b

Total acid: .65*15

Total volume: a+b

.8a + .4b = 9.75

a + b = 15

.8a + .4b = 9.75

.8a +.8b = 12

.4b = 2.25

b = 5.625 liters of 40% acid

a = 9.375 liters of 80% acid

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**lo**, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:38pm
9.375

- College Algebra -
**amy**, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 9:25pm
how much acid is in 50 liters of 80% solution

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