anonymous
  • anonymous
A recipe requires 3 ingredients A, B, C in the volume ratio 2:3:4. If 6 pints of ingredient B are required, how many pints of ingredients A and C are required?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
2A = 3B = 4C
anonymous
  • anonymous
do you understand my hint?
anonymous
  • anonymous
2A = 3(2) = 4C

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anonymous
  • anonymous
therefore A & C are 2 as well?
anonymous
  • anonymous
if a= 2 and c =2 then 4 = 6 =8 ?????
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok they aren't equal
anonymous
  • anonymous
I only know B=6 and I can use 2(3) to make A but there is no way for C
anonymous
  • anonymous
4C = 6 solve for C
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh
anonymous
  • anonymous
1.5
anonymous
  • anonymous
this is how I would do it: THe ratio for B is 3, but you need 6 pints. This required multiplying by 2. therefore you multiply the A and C portions by 2 as well. So A is 4 pints and C is ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Or 2:3:4 = ? :6: ? look at the pattern.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm afraid Walleye has misled you a little. It is not true that 2A=3B=4C, though it is a common mistake.
anonymous
  • anonymous
So A =4 and C=8
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks

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