Practicing Mixture Problems in Algebra


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How much water must be added to 200 milliliters of 17% iodine solution to get a 10% iodine solution?

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1. Assume you have 25 gallons of 40% gasoline solution. How many gallons of a 70% gasoline solution needs to be added to make a 65% gasoline solution?

2. Which of the following are included in the steps for solving mixture problems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the quiz and printable worksheet you can test your understanding of algebraic methods for solving problems that involve mixtures. You will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge with a series of practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • Calculating iodine and water mixtures
  • Determining the correct percentages for a liquid solution
  • The steps for solving mixture problems
  • Achieving correct percentages of solutions through evaporation

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that involve mixtures and percentages of liquids and solutions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the steps for solving mixture problems using algebra and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as calculating the percentages of elements in a solution, and finding correct percentages for diluting a mixture

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to solve mixture problems using algebra, review the accompanying lesson entitled Practicing Mixure Problems in Algebra. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The steps for solving a mixture problem using algebra
  • How to calculate the correct percentages for diluting a solution
  • Dilution using different percentages of the same solution
  • Solving for water evaporation to achieve the desired percentage of a solution