Question

In art class students are mixing blue and red paint to make purple paint.
Julian mixes 1 cup of blue paint and 2 cups of red paint. Evelyn mixes 2 cups
of blue paint and 3 cups of red paint. Use Julian and Evelyn’s percent of red
paint to determine whose purple paint will be redder.

Julian percent of red paint (to nearest whole number) =

Evelyn percent of red paint (to nearest whole number) =

1. Answer: Julian uses around 66% red paint in their purple paint, and Evelyn uses 60% red paint in their purple paint. Therefore, Julian’s purple paint will be redder.
Step-by-step explanation:
Julian uses 2 cups of red paint out of the total 3 cups of paint which is around 66%
Evelyn uses 3 cups of red paint out of the total 5 cups of pain which is 60%

Step-by-step explanation:
To determine which of Julian and Evelyn’s purple paints will be redder, we can calculate the percent of red paint in each mixture.
Julian’s mixture contains 1 cup of blue paint and 2 cups of red paint, for a total of 1 + 2 = 3 cups of paint. The percentage of red paint in Julian’s mixture is therefore 2 / 3 * 100% = 66.7%. To the nearest whole number, Julian’s mixture contains 67% red paint.
Evelyn’s mixture contains 2 cups of blue paint and 3 cups of red paint, for a total of 2 + 3 = 5 cups of paint. The percentage of red paint in Evelyn’s mixture is therefore 3 / 5 * 100% = 60%. To the nearest whole number, Evelyn’s mixture contains 60% red paint.
Since Julian’s mixture contains a higher percentage of red paint than Evelyn’s mixture, Julian’s purple paint will be redder.
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