|By Vincesez (Vincesez) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 02:55 pm: Edit|
A bucket holds 4 quarts of popcorn. If 1/3 cup of corn kernels makes 2 quarts of popcorn, how many buckets can be filled with the popcorn made from 4 cups of kernels?
The answer is 6, but I can't see why it's 6. Please exlplain to me how the answer is 6. Thanks in advance...
|By Vladimir2004 (Vladimir2004) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:01 pm: Edit|
Well, how many quarts of popcorn can 4 cups make if 1/3 cup makes 2? 4 is 12x bigger than 1/3, so 12 8 2 quarts = 24 quarts. 24 / 4 quarts = 6 buckets
|By Tri_N (Tri_N) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:03 pm: Edit|
GOD, how bad is your school?
Ok, 24 quarts of popcorn will be made because 1/3 cup makes 2 quarts.
Divide 4 by 1/3 and you should receive 12. Multiply 12 by 2 and you should receive 24. A bucket holds 4 quarts. Divide 24 by 4 and you should receive 6.
|By Tri_N (Tri_N) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:05 pm: Edit|
Here's an easy way to look at this problem:
1/3 cup makes 1/2 bucket of popcorn.
You have 4 cup and that's 12 1/2 buckets of popcorn.
Now, how many full buckets of popcorn do you have?
|By Optimizerdad (Optimizerdad) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:05 pm: Edit|
If 1/3 cup of corn makes 2 quarts of popcorn, 1 cup makes (3)(2)=6 quarts, and 4 cups would make (4)(6) = 24 quarts of popcorn. If a bucket holds 4 quarts, you would need (24/4) = 6 buckets to hold 24 quarts.
|By Haithman (Haithman) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:08 pm: Edit|
Take it easy Tri, not everyone's strong point is math.
But yeah, Im not gonna waste space because the posters above have sufficiently answered the question.
Hope you understand now.
|By Vincesez (Vincesez) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:29 pm: Edit|
me and tri
|By Benzinspeicher (Benzinspeicher) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:46 pm: Edit|
I know this has been explained. But anyway:
If 1/3 cup makes 2 quarts, and the question is all about 4 cups, I ask myself "how many 1/3s are in 4?" Then I can use division and say that 12 1/3s are in 4. Now, 1/3 cups makes 2 quarts, so 12/3 cups make 2 x 12=24 quarts. Now I see that each bucket holds 4 quarts. So I can see that I would have to divide 24 by 4 to see how many buckets I would need, in this case:6.
|By Vincesez (Vincesez) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 03:55 pm: Edit|
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