Enter the total purchase amount ($) and the amount of paint purchased (gallons) into the Paint Price Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Paint Price. 

Paint Price Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Paint Price. 

P = PA / GP

  • Where P is the Paint Price ($/gallon)
  • PA is the total purchase amount ($) 
  • GP is the amount of paint purchased (gallons) 

How to Calculate Paint Price?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Paint Price.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total purchase amount ($). 
    1. The total purchase amount ($) is given as: 150.
  2. Next, determine the amount of paint purchased (gallons). 
    1. The amount of paint purchased (gallons) is provided as: 30.
  3. Finally, calculate the Paint Price using the equation above: 

P = PA / GP

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

P = 150 / 30 = 5.00 ($/gallon)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total purchase amount ($) = 57

amount of paint purchased (gallons) = 3

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

P = PA / GP = ?