A chemical compound requires 8 ounces of Chemical A and 12 ounces of Chemical B. A mixture contains 24 ounces of Chemical A and 30 ounces of Chemical B. How can you fix the mixture to make the chemical compound?

1 Answer
Apr 16, 2016

Add 6oz of chemical B and remove 1/3 of the total mixture.

I might always be wrong.


Since 8x3=24 and since 12x3=36 you need to add 6oz of chemical B to have 24oz of chemical A and 36oz of chemical B.

Take 1/3 of the total mixture to have 8oz of chemical A and 12oz of chemical B.