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A baker filled with a measuring cup with 3/4 cup water. He poured 1/2.

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A baker filled with a measuring cup with 3/4 cup water. He poured 1/2 of the water into the batter, and then spilled 1/8 of the water on the floor. How much water will the baker needed to add what is left in the cup to have 50% more than what he started with?

(a) 1/8 cup
(b) 3/8 cup
(c) 1/4 cup
(d) 1/2 cup
(e) 7/8 cup
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3/4 is the original water in cup .half in batter.So left is 3/8 out which 1/8 is spilled out.So again left with 2/8.

so 50% more than what he started was = 3/4+1/2*(3/4)=9/8

Amount of water needed to add = 9/8 - 2/8=7/8
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A baker filled with a measuring cup with 3/4 cup water. He poured 1/2 of the water into the batter, and then spilled 1/8 of the water on the floor. How much water will the baker needed to add what is left in the cup to have 50% more than what he started with?

(a) 1/8 cup
(b) 3/8 cup
(c) 1/4 cup
(d) 1/2 cup
(e) 7/8 cup


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firstly the wording is wrong ..

More importantly you cannot have answer for this Q...
50% more than 3/4 is \(\frac{3}{4}+ \frac{1}{2} * \frac{3}{4} = \frac{3}{2} * \frac{3}{4} = \frac{9}{8}\)..
Is it possible to fill up the MUG to 9/8 th of its capacity :idea: ..... NO
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Answer E.

I simply did it like this:

3/8 + 1/2 = 14/16 + 7/8


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then spilled 1/8 of the water on the floor
meaning is not clear here.
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