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A recipe requires 1/3 cup of milk for each 1/4 cup of water. How many cups of water are needed for each cup of milk?

1 Answer
Jan 2, 2017

Answer:

1 cup of milk is used with #3/4# cup of water

Explanation:

A comparison between the cups of milk and cups of water can be written as a ratio:

Note that: #1/3 > 1/4#

#" "#milk : water

#" "1/3 : 1/4" "larr xx 12# to get rid of fractions

#12/1 xx1/3 : 12/1 xx1/4#

#" "4 : 3#

4 cups of milk are used with 3 cups of water #" "larrdiv 4#

1 cup of milk is used with #3/4# cup of water