# A certain Maroon paint contains 70 percent blue pigment and 30 percent red pigment by weight.

A certain Maroon paint contains 70 percent blue pigment and 30 percent red pigment by weight. A certain green paint contains 10 percent blue pigment and 90 percent yellow pigment. When these paints are mixed to produce a brown paint, the brown paint contains 40 percent blue pigment. If the brown paint weighs 10 grams, then the red pigment contributes how many grams of that weight?

## Answer/Solution

1.5

### Steps/Work

10 Grams of combined mixture and 40% blue pigment means that the mixtures were mixed 50% each. Thus 5 grams a piece. Out of the 5 grams of the Dark Blue paint, 60% is red. Therefore, 5*.3 =1.5 Grams of red pigment