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A 16 ounce container of a solvent must be mixed with 48 ounces of water. What fraction of solvent is there in the total mixture (lowest terms)?

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  1. If you show us how you think the problem should be solved, we'll be glad to check your work and your answer.

  2. 16/48 = 2/6= 1/3

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  3. The TOTAL mixture is 16 oz. solvent plus 48 oz. water (16+48) so your denominator is not correct. Put the 16 over this total then reduce and you will have your answer.

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  4. equals 16/64= 1/4

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