A certain mixture of paint contains 5 parts white paint for every 4 parts blue paint. If a can of paint contains 75 ounces of white paint, how many ounces of blue paint are in the can?

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A certain mixture of paint contains 5 parts white paint for every 4 parts blue paint. If a can of paint contains 75 ounces of white paint, how many ounces of blue paint are in the can?

60 ounces

Step-by-step explanation:

A certain mixture of paint contains 5 parts white paint for every 4 parts blue paint, that is, the white paint (w) to blue paint (b) ratio is 5:4. We can apply this ratio to different units such as ounces. This means that the mixture has 5 ounces of white paint to 4 ounces of blue paint. If a can of paint contains 75 ounces of white paint, the ounces of blue paint in the can are:

75 oz w × (4 oz b/5 oz w) = 60 oz b

i think 60 parts of blue paint are in the can.

Step-by-step explanation:

ratio should be equal in both cases

therefore,let blue part in second case be x(suppose)

5÷4=75÷x

by equating this we will be able to identify the value of x

and the value of x comes 60 which is the required answer

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60 ounces.

Step-by-step explanation:

Given:

A mixture contains 5 parts of white paint for every 4 parts of blue paint.

i.e. Ratio of white paint : blue paint = 5 : 4

Quantity of White paint = 75 ounces

To find:

How many ounces of blue paint = ?

Solution:

Here, we are given the ratio of white and blue paint in the mixture.

Also, we are given the quantity of white paint in the paint can.

And we have to find the quantity of other paint in the can.

Let us use all the given statements to find the unknown quantity of blue paint.

Ratio of white paint : blue paint= Ratio of quantity of white paint: blue paint

[tex]\dfrac{5}{4} = \dfrac{75}{\text{Quantity of blue paint}}\\\Rightarrow \text{Quantity of blue paint} = 15 \times 4\\\Rightarrow \text{Quantity of blue paint} = 60\ ounces[/tex]

So, the quantity of blue paint in the can is 60 ounces.