A solution is prepared by dissolving sugar in water. The solution is 25.0%, by mass, sugar. How many grams of WATER are in 472 grams of this solution?

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If the sugar makes up 25% of the solution, that means the water makes up 75%, or 3/4, of the solution.Set up a proportion to solve:[tex] \frac{3}{4} = \frac{x}{472}[/tex]Cross multiply:[tex]4x = 1416[/tex][tex]x = 354[/tex]Therefore, there are 354 grams of water in the solution.

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