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Fraction Application Problem

The amount of the ingredients needed to make 3 and 5 servings of rice are:

to make rice and water salt butter
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3 servings 1 cup 3/8 tsp 1 1/2 tsp
5 servings 1 2/3 cup 5/8 tsp 2 1/2 tsp

Find the amount of each ingredient needed to make (a) 2 servings, (b) 1 serving, and (c) 29 servings. Explain how you determined your answers.

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Solution.

(a) 2 servings,

Since

to make rice and water salt butter
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3 servings 1 cup 3/8 tsp 1 1/2 tsp
5 servings 1 2/3 cup 5/8 tsp 2 1/2 tsp

substracting 3 servings from 5 servings, we know that

to make rice and water salt butter
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2 servings 2/3 cup 2/8 tsp ...

Solution Summary

Fractions are applied to calculating the amount of ingredients required to make a set number of servings. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response received a rating of "5" from the student who originally posted the question.

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