# Sasha, Rudy, and Mario each have #1 3/4# cups of flour. Can they make a recipe for bread that needs 5 cups of flour?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

#"calculate the total amount of flour they have"#

#rArr3xx1 3/4#

#"change "1 3/4" to an "color(blue)"improper fraction"#

#=3/1xx7/4=(7xx3)/(1xx4)=21/4=5 1/4#

#"they have the required 5 cups with "1/4" left over"#

Yes there is enough flour to make the bread.

Over the top explanation given so you can see where everything comes from.

#### Explanation:

A structure of a fraction consists of

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You can not

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Multiply by 1 and you do not change the 'true' value of a fraction or number. However, 1 comes in many forms so you can change the way a fraction looks without changing its value.

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I chose to make the size indicator such that we are counting quarters.

Converting 5 into quarters:

Converting

So the total of all the

The amount needed to make the bread is

As 21 is more than 20 then yes, there is enough to make the bread