partial air pressure task. help please

Oct 2016
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Slovenia, Europe
calculate the density of air at the temperature 15°C (=288K) and at the pressure 99.5 kPa. Structure of the air is: 80% of volume is nitrogen, 20% of volume is oxygen. I am having problem with this task. Is there any correlation between partial pressure and partial volume?
I already know that:
density(air)= ( m(N2)+m(O2) ) / V
 

skipjack

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Are you given the value of the universal gas constant?
 
Oct 2016
52
5
Slovenia, Europe
Well, it is not given, but we are supposed to know that R= 8.314 kPa L mol-1K-1
 

skipjack

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Calculate the specific gas constant for the gas mixture specified in the question, so that you can then use density = pressure/(specific gas constant × absolute temperature).