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there is a beaker of 3.5% acid solution and a beaker of 6% acid solution in the science lab. Mr. Larson needs 200ml of 4.5% acid solution for an experiment. How many of each solution should he combine?

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hanan1

Below are the choices: A. 80 mL of the 3.5% solution and 120 mL of the 6% solution  B. 120 mL of the 3.5% solution and 80 mL of the 6% solution  C. 140 mL of the 3.5% solution and 60 mL of the 6% solution  D. 120 mL of the 3.5% solution and 80 mL of the 6% solution Let fraction of 3.5% in final solution be p.  p * 3.5 + (1 - p) * 6 = 4.5  3.5p + 6 - 6p = 4.5  2.5p = 1.5  p = 3/5  3/5 * 200 = 120  Therefore the answer is B. 120 ml of 3.5% and 80 ml of 6%.

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