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Written equation I'm unable to get. Please help. "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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  1. butterflydreamer
    • one year ago
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    okay, first add 3 + 1 and what do you get?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    4.

  3. butterflydreamer
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    yes and now what does 7 divide by 4 equal to?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    1.75.

  5. butterflydreamer
    • one year ago
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    yes and now... do they want it as a fraction or whole number?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    "A mixed number in simplest terms".

  7. butterflydreamer
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    okay, well a mixed number means a WHOLE number and a fraction... So since we have 7/4 = 1.75 We want to change 1.75 to a mixed number... Therefore we know 1 will remain 1 (as a whole number) but what does 0.75 equal to as a fraction?

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    3/4

  9. anonymous
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    1 3/4

  10. butterflydreamer
    • one year ago
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    yes! That's correct :) good job

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    How old are you?

  12. butterflydreamer
    • one year ago
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    100 LOL :P

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I feel you.

  14. butterflydreamer
    • one year ago
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    hahaha !

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