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tiff9702

  • one year ago

A recipe that makes 6 servings calls for 1/2 cup of butter. Nancy modifies the recipe so that it can serve 8. How many cups of butter does Nancy need?

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  1. radar
    • one year ago
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    First get an idea about then answer. can you agree that it is going to take ore 1/2 cup to serve 8 compared to serving 6?

  2. tiff9702
    • one year ago
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    Yes

  3. radar
    • one year ago
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    Good, are you studying ratio and proportions now?

  4. tiff9702
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    no

  5. radar
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    Do you know about ratio and proportions?

  6. tiff9702
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    Ratio yes the other no

  7. radar
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    O.K. Thats enough. The ratio for the number of servings is 8 to 6 or 8/6 which further reduces to 4/3. Do you follow that? In other words the amount of butter will need to increase by that ratio.

  8. tiff9702
    • one year ago
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    i know

  9. radar
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    To figure out what that is, take the amount of butter needed for 6 and multiply it by 4/3 to get the amount of butter for 8.

  10. radar
    • one year ago
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    And remember it should be larger than 1/2.

  11. tiff9702
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    I got 8

  12. radar
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    that would look like this 1/2 X 4/3 = ??

  13. radar
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    Thats larger for sure, bu that is too much butter.

  14. tiff9702
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    Answer: = 2/3

  15. radar
    • one year ago
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    8 is the number of servings that she is preparing for. For 6 she needed 1/2 cup, for 8 she needs more but less than 8 cups! Absolutely 2/3 cup of butter is good.

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