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Tiffani has a craft business that is expanding and she plans to cut down on expenses by purchasing craft paints in bulk. Most of them are straight mixtures, except for vibrant green, which she mixes specially. To create the mixture, she mixes one pint of the standard green paint with one teaspoon of red and two teaspoons of yellow. She has one pint of red and two pints of yellow paint that she wishes to add to the green paint to create the special mix. How many gallons of the green paint will she need in order to use all of her red and yellow paint? Below is a list of the equivalent measures.

$\text{one gallon}=128\ \text{ounces}$

$\text{one ounce}=6\ \text{teaspoons}$

$\text{one pint}=16\ \text{ounces}$

$\text{one pint}=2\ \text{cups}$

Calculate the number of batches of paint one pint of red could make.

$\left(\frac{\text{6 teaspons}}{\text{ounce}}\right)\left(\frac{\text{16 ounces}}{\text{pint}}\right)=96\text{ batches}$
$\frac{1\ \text{gallon\ green}}{8\ \text{batches}}= \frac{x\text{\ number\ of\ gallons\ of\ green}}{96\text{\ batches}}$