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  1. #1 % alcohol by weight question 
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    Here is a recipe that I need translated into % alcohol by weight:

    150 grams sugar
    50 grams water
    15 grams Everclear 95% alcohol
    15 grams Kahlua 26.5% alcohol

    Thank you in advance for any help I can get.


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    Is this supposed to be difficult?

    a) By addition, find the total weight of the mixture.
    b) Determine the weight of the alcohol in each of the two ingredients.
    c) Take the ratio of total alcohol to total solution. Express your answer as a percent.
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    I have no idea as to the level of difficulty of the calculation, I practice Law, not chemistry. I am simply trying to find out what the total % alcohol by weight of this solution, it is for my father. I know I could have probably come up with the answer if it was only Everclear, the addition of the Kahlua threw me off.
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    I get 18.255 grams alcohol divided by 230 grams total = 7.9 percent.
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    I too get the same result, 7.9%.

    Vendramino, I did not mean to sound patronizing in my earlier reply, but you did post mysteriously with no background information. We get all types here, including pranksters and those who amuse themselves by trying to test us. Come back any time but give us more disclosure.
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    The results I got was that is one wussy drink. Does it come with a little umbrella in it?
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Stevef & Harold14370, thank you very much for the calculation. I am certain Dad will appreciate the effort.
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    I can ask you guys one last favor, is it possible for one of you to post the formula in this thread that you used for the calculation? I will send it to my Dad so he can perform it himself.

    I appreciate your help, thanks again.
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    Let’s put this in lawyer terms. You have a case load of 4 lawsuits, a $150,000 lawsuit against a sugar company, a $50,000 lawsuit for water damage to your client’s home, a $15,000 lawsuit against Everclear, and another $15,000 lawsuit against the Kahlua Company. You lose the sugar suit and the water damage suit and get no fee. In the Everclear case you take your usual 95% of the judgment. In the Kahlua case you only get 26.5 %. How much money did you make and what is that in percentage of your total case load?
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    * ROFLMAO!
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    Harold, you've done it again!
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    Thanks Harold. it would be great if I had a caseload like that but being a US Attorney does not afford me the luxury.

    I had expected an empirical formula but I get the gist of it.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all in the USA, I appreciate you help.

    Over & Out.
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