# How can I calculate percent concentration by mass?

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The formula that you would use is:

Concentration (%) = (mass of solute / mass of solution) x 100

For example, suppose you dissolve 15 grams of sugar in 200 grams (ml) of water. What is the mass percent concentration of the solution?

concentration(%) = (15 grams of sugar / 15 + 200 grams of sugar and water) X 100

concentration (%) = (15 / 215) X 100 = 6.98% sugar