it take 2 lbs of applies to make 5 pies, so how many pounds of apples do you need to make 20 pies. Please explain how to get answer so I can help my 6th grader. He has the following examples:
no of pies 5 20
lbs of applies 2
The answer is 8 but how do I get there?
Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!
in this question, you will have to apply direct proportion and ask youself:
If 2lb can make 5 pies, how much lb would be needed to make 20 of the same pies?
the answer would definately be more than 5 pies as before.
Therefore when you have established this truth, use direct proportion and do the math:
whenever the expected number of a quantity is larger than the present quantity, we use the larger number of the other party as the numerator of the equation...so this will be:
there is your answer...you will need 8lb to make 20 pies.
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