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"Mike wants to make meatloaf. His recipe uses a total of 7 pounds of meat" If he uses a 3 to 1 ratio of beef to pork, how much pork will he use? Enter your answer as a mixed number in simplest terms.
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Okay, so if I'm not wrong, the 3 to 1 ratio means that for every 3 pounds of beef, there will be 1 pound of pork. That as it is adds to 4 pounds of meat, so if it was doubled, it would be slightly over the 7 pounds of meat used: 6 pounds of beef, 2 pounds of pork which means there is slightly less then double of that number. I'll calculate this out hang on a second.
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4 pounds beef = 1.3 pound pork
5 pounds beef = 1.6 pound pork
5.75 pounds = 1.8475 pound pork
It's around this amount^ but it goes slightly over 7 pounds (7.5975)
5.5 pounds beef = 1.765 pound pork is closer (7.265)
Mixed number of amount of pork used = 1 and 8/10