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To make an orange dye, parts of red dye are mixed with parts of yellow dye. To make a green dye, parts of blue dye are mixed with part of yellow dye. If equal amounts of green and orange are mixed, what fraction of the new mixture is yellow dye?

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In the orange dye, out of every parts are yellow, and in the green dye, out of every parts is yellow. In the problem, equal amounts of the orange (which is yellow) and the green (which is yellow) are to be mixed. If you wanted to make a total mixture of quarts, then quarts would be orange and quarts would be green. The orange would contribute of quarts of yellow and the green would contribute of quarts of yellow.

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