# Chef had to fill up 2 1/4 containers with mashed potatoes. He ended up using 3 1/2 pounds of mashed potatoes. How many pounds would he use id he had to fill up 3 containers?

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Jun 12, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, convert:

We can now write this problem as a ratio:

We can now write this as an equation and solve for

Chef would need