A recipe calls for 5 kilograms of sugar and 20 kilograms of butter. What percent of the recipe is the sugar?
The total amount of the mixture is
If we know that
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If we add the two amounts together we get:
The sugar would be:
"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore x% can be written as
So we can write and solve the equation:
The sugar is
I don't know what you are making here. Most cake mixes mix equal quantities of fat and sugar.
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