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There are two mixtures of paint, 

 

Mixture A is made with 5 cups of purple paint and 2 cups of white paint.

 

Mixture B is made with 15 cups of purple paint and 8 cups of white paint.

 

Which mixture is a lighter shade of purple? Explain you reasoning. 

 

 

I need help knowing what shade is the lighter one for my math class because i dont understand it. 

 

If i could get help on this it would be thanked very much.

 Oct 19, 2020
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The one with the most white in the mixture is the 'lightest'

A  is   5:2   =    15:6

B is                   15:8     and thus has more of the white to the purple(15) ...so it will be 'lighter' in color

 Oct 19, 2020

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