A paint company mixes its paint with water to create more paint per gallon. They currently have ten-gallon jugs which contain 10% water. How much water must they add to create an 80/20 mix of paint to water?
1.25 gallons.
1 gallon.
1.5 gallons.
1.75 gallons.
2 gallons.
Detailed Explanation
The paint company currently has 10-gallon jugs which contain 10% water. This means that each jug has 9 gallons of paint and 1 gallon of water.
To create an 80/20 mix, the jugs need to have 2 gallons of water for every 8 gallons of paint. This means that the company needs to add 1 gallon of water to each ten-gallon jug.
However, the jugs already contain 1 gallon of water. Therefore, the company needs to add an additional 1.25 gallons of water to each jug to achieve the desired mix.
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