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Ratios and Proportions:Converting a Recipe

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In this assignment, you will be using a recipe of your choosing and using ratios to convert the recipe to make enough for 50 people. 

Step 1: Choose a recipe that has at least 4 ingredients.
Step 2: List all the ingredients and the amount of each ingredient in the recipe.  Also list the number of servings it makes.  You do not need to list the directions, only the ingredients.
Step 3: Choose at least four of the ingredients to convert.  For each ingredient, set up a proportion that will find the amount needed of that ingredient to make a recipe for 50 servings.  Showing all work, find the amount of each of the four ingredients you chose. 

 

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips

 

asked Nov 1, 2015 in GEOMETRY by anonymous

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Step 1:

Choose a recipe that has atleast 4 ingredients.

Consider the ingredients required to make cookies.

image cups of all-purpose flour.

image teaspoon of baking soda.

image sticks of unsalted butter.

image up of granulated sugar.

image Large eggs.

image teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Assume this makes 20 servings of cookies.

Step 2:

Find the amount of ingredient required for 50 servings.

Set up a proportion for each ingredient.

Consider image cups of all-purpose flour.

image

5.625 cups of all-purpose flour.

Consider image teaspoon of baking soda

image

2.5 teaspoon of baking soda

Consider image sticks of unsalted butter.

image

3.75 sticks of unsalted butter.

Consider image cup of granulated sugar.

image

1.67 cup of granulated sugar.

Consider image Large eggs

image

5 Large eggs.

Consider image teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

image

2.5 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Therefore the 50 servings requires the following amount ingredients.

5.625 cups of all-purpose flour.

2.5 teaspoon of baking soda.

3.75 sticks of unsalted butter.

1.67 cup of granulated sugar.

5 Large eggs.

2.5 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Solution:

For 50 servings of cookies requires the following amount ingredients:

5.625 cups of all-purpose flour.

2.5 teaspoon of baking soda.

3.75 sticks of unsalted butter.

1.67 cup of granulated sugar.

5 Large eggs.

2.5 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

answered Nov 2, 2015 by Lucy Mentor
edited Nov 2, 2015 by Lucy

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