Thadds2003
  • Thadds2003
A recipe calls for 2 tsp of butter. Melinda wants to make 40% more servings than the recipe makes. Which expression represents how many teaspoons of butter Melinda should use? A. 0.6 * 2 B. 1.6 * 2 C. 0.4 * 2 D. 1.4 * 2
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mathmale
  • mathmale
what does "40% more servings" or "40% more cookies" mean?
mathmale
  • mathmale
If I am 71 (which is true), how old would someone be if that person were 40% older than I?
Thadds2003
  • Thadds2003
99.4

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Thadds2003
  • Thadds2003
@mathmale
mathmale
  • mathmale
Right. In 40 years I'll be 99.4 years old. Can hardly wait. Now use the same method to find "40% more than 2 teaspoons of butter."
Thadds2003
  • Thadds2003
so c?
mathmale
  • mathmale
I'd prefer you share how you found that.
Thadds2003
  • Thadds2003
well, 0.4 = 40%, if im right, and 0.4 * 2 = the answer im supposed to get. am i correct?
mathmale
  • mathmale
But wouldn't 0.4 * 2 give you LESS butter, not more butter?
mathmale
  • mathmale
"40% more" actually requires multiplying 2 tsp by 1.40 (not by .40).
mathmale
  • mathmale
Try it. What is 1.40 of my age (71)?
Thadds2003
  • Thadds2003
69.6?
Thadds2003
  • Thadds2003
@mathmale

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