The ratio of flour to water to sugar in a recipe is 7:4:1. The ratio in a new recipe calls for a doubling of the ratio of flour to water from the original recipe and a halving of the ratio of flour to sugar. If the new recipe calls for 8 cups of water, how much sugar is required?
(A) 4 cups
(B) 6 cups
(C) 8 cups
(D) 12 cups
(E) 16 cups
Flour/Water = 7/4, Flour/Sugar = 7/1
Double the ratio of Flour/Water = 7/4 * 2 = 7/2
Halve the ratio of Flour to Sugar = 7 * 1/2 = 7/2
The new ratio of Flour: Water: Sugar = 7:2:2
For 8 cups of water in the new recipe, sugar required will be 8 cups.
Answer is C
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