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1212Custom color paint is mixed by adding gallon of coloring to 1 gallon of white base. A room requires gallons of custom color paint.

How many gallons of coloring are needed to mix with gallons of white base?

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Question:

How many gallons of coloring are needed to mix with gallons of white base?

A
1212 gallons

explanation

1212If one gallon requires a certain amount of coloring, gallons of custom color paint will require times as much coloring.

So, this is a multiplication problem: multiply the amount of coloring needed for 1 gallon by .

Convert to an improper fraction ()

You could also use a proportion to solve this problem, but it is not as simple as the above method.

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