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Maria uses a recipe for 36 cupcakes that requires 8 cups

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Maria uses a recipe for 36 cupcakes that requires 8 cups of flour, 12 cups of milk, and 4 cups of sugar.
How many cups of milk would Maria require for a batch of 9 cupcakes?

(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 6
(E) 8

Originally posted by Shrija786 on 09 Jun 2018, 00:59.
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Shrija786 wrote:
Maria uses a recipe for 36 cupcakes that requires 8 cups of flour, 12 cups of milk, and 4 cups of sugar.
How many cups of milk would Maria require for a batch of 9 cupcakes?

(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 6
(E) 8


Hey Shrija786

The ratio of flour to milk to sugar is 8:12:4 when Mario makes 36 cupcakes.

When Maria wants to make a batch of 9 cupcakes, the ratio is 2:3:1(Flour: Milk: Sugar)

Therefore, Maria would be needing 3 cups of milk(Option B) to make the batch of 9 cupcakes

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I didn't understand this sentence, please!

When Maria wants to make a batch of 9 cupcakes, the ratio is 2:3:1(Flour: Milk: Sugar)
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I didn't understand this sentence, please!

When Maria wants to make a batch of 9 cupcakes, the ratio is 2:3:1(Flour: Milk: Sugar)



Since you need \(\frac{1}{4}\)th of the cupcakes, you will need \(\frac{1}{4}\)th of the ingredients.

So 8 cups of flour, 12 cups of milk, and 4 cups of sugar become
\(\frac{8}{4} = 2\) cups of flour, \(\frac{12}{4} = 3\) cups of milk, \(\frac{4}{4} = 1\) cup of sugar. That's the ratio - 2:3:1
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Maria uses 8 cups of flour, 12 cups of milk, and 4 cups of sugar to make 36 cupcakes.
Now she wants to make 9 cupcakes which is ¼ of 36. So she would use ¼ of everything, which is 2 cups of flour, 3 cups of milk, 1 cup of sugar.

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36 cupcakes that requires 8 cups of flour, 12 cups of milk, and 4 cups of sugar.

For 9 cupcakes
Divide all the above qyantities by 4

So 12/4=3 cups of milk required for 9 cupcakes

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