An apprentice baker made 40 liters of 60% sugar syrup instead of 40 liters of 45% sugar syrup.

An apprentice baker made 40 liters of 60% sugar syrup instead of 40 liters of 45% sugar syrup. How much syrup should she drain and replace with distilled water so that the resulting solution is 40 liters of 45% syrup? Will award brainliest!

Answer: The correct answer is 10 liters

let sugar in x liters of 60 % sugar syrup be equivalent to the sugar in 40 liters of 45 % sugar syrup.

x×60 %=40×45%
60x=40×45=1800

x=1800/60=30
40-30=10

so 10 liters of 60 % sugar syrup be replaced with 10 liters of distilled water to make 40 liters of 45 % sugar syrup.

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