anonymous
  • anonymous
carol is baking cookies and needs 2 and 1/4 cups of flour, 2/3 cup of white sugar, 1/4 cup of brown suga, and 1/16 cup of baking soda. use this information to answer the following question. - if the amount of white sugar were increased by a factor of 2 and 1/2, in cups, how much sugar would there be? A. 2 and 1/2 B. 2 and 3/5 C. 1 and 2/3 D. 1 and 3/5
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
will fan and medal !
anonymous
  • anonymous
i think all u have to do is add the two fractions together. ( 2/3 + 2 1/2)
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
No see I was all confused...this wording sucks

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johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
It asks for TOTAL sugar...so I was adding white and brown together and was like...umm...no answer
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
But I guess all they want is White sugar sooo \[\large \text{Total Sugar} = \text{White Sugar} + \text{Brown Sugar}\] White sugar = 2/3 cup If the white sugar is increased by a factor of 2 1/2 we have multiplication: \[\large\text{White sugar} = \frac{2}{3} \times \frac{5}{2} = \frac{10}{6} = 1\frac{2}{3}\]
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
That top line was my original thinking...the total = white + brown...but just ignore that
anonymous
  • anonymous
i just copied and pasted it from my work lol i know its confusing theres like 3 more problems and im pellet with fractions
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Well look at what I did and let me know if anything doesn't make sense :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
all u have to do is add the amount of white sugar it says then add what it tells u to... i dont get why ur multiplying...?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
"increased by a factor of 2 1/2" increasing by a factor means multiplication :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
i feel dumb lol
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Dont...not at all lol fractions are confusing for many people so dont feel dumb :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
can u answer another 1 or 2...?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
...perhaps lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
if the amount of flower were increased by a factor of 2 and 1/2 in cups how much flour would there be..? the original amount of flower is 2 and 1/4
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Okay so same here original = 2 1/4 Increased by a factor of 2 1/2 So \[\large \frac{9}{4} \times \frac{5}{2} = ?\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry i had to takemy dog outside
anonymous
  • anonymous
5 and 5/8 ..?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Perfect!
anonymous
  • anonymous
yayy! okay, if only 1/4 the amount of brown sugar were used how much brown sugar would be used ..?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
What is 1/4 of 1/4? \[\large \frac{1}{4} \times \frac{1}{4} = ?\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
1/16..?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
correct again :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
last one lol! if only 1/4 the amount of baking soda in the recipe were used, how much baking soda was used..?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
What is 1/4 of 2 1/4? \[\large \frac{1}{4} \times \frac{9}{4} = ?\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
2 and 1/5..?
anonymous
  • anonymous
wait thats wrong
anonymous
  • anonymous
9/16 ii added the first time lol
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Lol there ya go :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
can that be simplified...?
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Well are there any numbers that go into by 9 and 16 evenly?
anonymous
  • anonymous
cause 9/16 isnt one of my choices lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
my choices are A. 1/64 B. 1/20 C. 1/16 D. 1/4
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Oh omg I used the flour not the baking soda XDD sorry about that \[\large \frac{1}{4} \times \frac{1}{16}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
its fine lol and sorry my laptop decided to restart its self
anonymous
  • anonymous
1/64
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
there ya go...and no im sorry lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
haha its fine i messed up to !

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