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A certain recipe requires 3/2 cups of sugar and makes

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A certain recipe requires \(\frac{3}{2}\) cups of sugar and makes 2 dozen cookies. (1 dozen = 12 )

Quantity A
Quantity B
The amount of sugar required for the same recipe to make 30 cookies
2 cups


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: A certain recipe requires 3/2 cups of sugar and makes [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2017, 19:46
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Explanation

Set up a cross-multiplying diagram and complete it with the information provided:


Cups of Sugar\(\frac{3}{2}\)x
Cookies2430


Solve for x:

(3/2)(30) = (24)(x) → 45 = 24x → 1.875 = x

Compare the quantities:

Quantity A: 1.875 cups
Quantity B: 2 cups

Hence Option B is greater.
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Re: A certain recipe requires 3/2 cups of sugar and makes [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2017, 23:45
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sandy wrote:
Explanation

Compare the quantities:

Quantity A: 1.875 cups
Quantity B: 2 cups

Hence Option B is correct.


Thus, column B should be 2 instead of 12, right?
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Re: A certain recipe requires 3/2 cups of sugar and makes [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2017, 04:17
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Fixed!

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Re: A certain recipe requires 3/2 cups of sugar and makes [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2018, 11:42
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sandy wrote:
Fixed!

Thanks for pointing out!

still not fixed, sandy. It still says 12.
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Re: A certain recipe requires 3/2 cups of sugar and makes [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2018, 11:49
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A certain recipe requires \(\frac{3}{2}\) cups of sugar and makes 2 dozen cookies. (1 dozen = 12 )

Quantity A
Quantity B
The amount of sugar required for the same recipe to make 30 cookies
2 cups


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.


GIVEN: For every 3/2 cups of sugar, we get 24 cookies

We can solve this question with equivalent ratios

We're comparing cups of sugar with number of cookies.
Let x = the cups of sugar required to make 30 cookies

We get: (3/2)/24 = (x)/30
Cross multiply to get: (24)(x) = (3/2)(30)
Simplify: 24x = 45
Solve: x = 45/24

ASIDE: Since 48/24 = 2, we know that 45/24 is less than 2

We get:
QUANTITY A: some number less than 2
QUANTITY B: 2

Answer: B

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1.5 Cups of sugar for cookies 24 (given)
0.5 Cups of sugar for cookies 8 (dividing by 3)
2 Cups of sugar for cookies 32 (multiply by 4)

By using 4 cup of sugar, producible cookies are 32
so to produce 30 cookies, required cup of sugar is less than 2.

so ans is B
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Re: A certain recipe requires 3/2 cups of sugar and makes [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2020, 06:21
hank you for the solution
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