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  • one year ago

According to a magazine, a cleaning solution of 5% bleach will remove mildew from a shower or tub. a. How many ounces of bleach do you need to make a quart of 5% bleach solution? b. Explain the method you used using complete sentences.

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  1. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    HI!!

  2. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    guess we have to work in ounces right?

  3. misty1212
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    how many ounces in a quart?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    convert quart to ounces

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    to get 32 ounces

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oops 5% of 32 not 6%

  7. anonymous
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    so find 5% of 32

  8. anonymous
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    by doing 0.05*32

  9. anonymous
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    Something like that Misty, its confusing to me..

  10. misty1212
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    this i am afraid is not quite right

  11. misty1212
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    you are not looking for 5% of 32

  12. anonymous
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    do u know how to solve it..?

  13. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    yes

  14. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    give me sec i will be right back

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    okay, thank you!

  16. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    ok lets call the amount of bleach used say \(x\)

  17. misty1212
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    and the amount of water or whatever is \(32-x\) since the total is \(32\)

  18. misty1212
    • one year ago
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    then the amount of bleach in the total mixture is \(x\) and you want that to be \(5\%\) of \(32\) which is \(32\times .05=1.6\)

  19. misty1212
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    ok i was wrong, @heretohelpalways was correct

  20. misty1212
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    use \(1.6\) ounces of bleach, the rest \(32-1.6\) of water or whatever

  21. anonymous
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    ok, u at least made it less confusing. thank u for explaining it tho misty!

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