# In a certain recipe, the ratio of the number of cups of water to the number of cups of flour must be 3:2. How many cups of flour are needed to make three mixtures of such recipe?

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#### Explanation:

Ratio is stated as 2 numbers (usually integers) with "to" between them.

It is usually expressed in the simplest form possible, often with 1 on one side of the ratio, depending on the information being expressed.

e.g

The ratio of fingers **to** bodies for humans is

The ratio of bodies to fingers is

The ratio of fingers to toes is

This would not normally be stated as the ratio **ratio**.

So

The ratio in the question is therefore 3 cups of water for every 2 cups of flour (making 1 recipe mixture).

To make 3 mixtures of the recipe we would therefore need