Algebra
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A certain paint is to be mixed with 3 parts yellow to 2 parts blue. Twelve gallons of mixed paint are needed.
How many gallons of blue must be used?

John
This is a proportional reasoning question.
The proportion is blue/total paint=blue/total paint
so the question gave you
2blue/(5 total from 2blue+3yellow) and you are asked How many blue for 12 gallons.
So 2/5=BLUE/12
(12)[2/5]=12[Blue/12]
and solve : ) 
Henry
X gal. of blue.
3x/2 = 1.5x gal. of yel.
x + 1.5x = 12. 
MsPi_3.14159265
Yes, both ways have the same answer : )
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