need help with ratio question

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John mixed 3/4 liter of yellow paint with 1 1/4 liter of red paint to make 2 liters of orange paint. To make a new batch or ;orange paint he used exactly 1 liter of red paint.  Using the same ratio, how many liters of yellow paint should he use to make the orange paint?

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yellow paint = 3/4
red paint = 5/4

Ratio of yellow to red : 3/4 : 5/4 = 3:5

so, if red paint is 1 liter then ,
yellow paint = 3/5 liters


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