# A solution contains 0.3 liters of sulfuric acid. If this represents 12% of the total amount, how do you find the total amount?

Sep 9, 2016

The total amount of solution is 2.5 liters. Use a ratio proportion method.

#### Explanation:

This is more of an algebra problem than a chemistry problem.

0.3 liters = 12%

total volume = 100 %

Set up a ratio proportion.

$\frac{0.3}{x} = \frac{12}{100}$ Solve for x

First multiply both sides by 100 x. This gives

$100 \times x \times \left(\frac{0.3}{x}\right) = 100 \times x \times \left(\frac{12}{100}\right)$ This gives

$100 \times 0.3 = x \times 12$ This gives

30 = 12 x divide both sides by 12

$\frac{30}{12} = 12 \frac{x}{12}$ This gives

2.5 = x

x = the total volume of the solutions.