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# A house painter mixes yellow paint with blue paint to get green paint. The ratio of the volumes of the yellow paint to the volume of the blue paint is 5:3 if the difference in volumes of the paints is 500ml what is the volumes of green paint?

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2 liters
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4 liters
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5 liters
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2.5 liters
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Solution

## The correct option is A 2 litersVyVb=53(Given)⇒Vy=53Vb.....(1)Also,Vy−Vb=500(Given)⇒53Vb−Vb=500⇒23Vb=500⇒Vb=32×500=750mLSubstituting the value of Vb in equation (1), we haveVy=53×750=1250mLTherefore,Vg=Vy+Vb⇒Vg=1250+750=2000mL=2L

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