# Kathy is baking cakes. If each cake requires #1/12# of a teaspoon of vanilla, and she has #9/12# of a teaspoon, how many cakes can she bake?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 3, 2016

She can bake

#### Explanation:

Assuming she has enough of the other ingredients, the amount of vanilla is the limiting factor.

She can use it up

How many portions of

By observation and reasoning we can see it is

However, other questions might not be as obvious, so let's look at the math as well. We need to do a division operation...

[note that in this case you can also just divide straight across because you get an exact answer for both]