# gunpowder contains 75% niter and 10% sulphur. Find the amount of gunpowder which carries 9 kg nitre. what amount of gunpowder would contain 2.5 kg sulphur?

Let the gunpowder percentage= 100%

Thenpercentageof nitre = 75%

Andpercentageof sulphur = 10%

Answer to part 1 of the question.

Percentage of nitre = 9000g

Then percentage of nitre = 75% = 9000g

So, 100% (Amount of Gunpowder) = 9000g X 100 / 75 = 12000 g or 12 KG

Answer to part 2 of the question

Percentage of sulphur = 10%

Then amount of sulphur = 10% = 2500 g

So, 100% (Amount of Gunpowder) = 2500 g X 10 = 25000 g or 25 Kg

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Let the gunpowder percentage= 100%

Thenpercentageof nitre = 75%

Andpercentageof sulphur = 10%

Answer to part 1 of the question.

Percentage of nitre = 9000g

Then percentage of nitre = 75% = 9000g

So, 100% (Amount of Gunpowder) = 9000g X 100 / 75 = 12000 g or 12 KG

Answer to part 2 of the question

Percentage of sulphur = 10%

Then amount of sulphur = 10% = 2500 g

So, 100% (Amount of Gunpowder) = 2500 g X 10 = 25000 g or 25 Kg

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