# Your baking cupcakes for the school dance,and your recipe makes 24 cupcakes and needs 2 cups of milk. You need to make 288 cupcakes, how many quarts of milk will you need?

Jun 12, 2018

You will need $6$ quarts of milk ($24$ cups).

#### Explanation:

The number of cupcakes needed $\left(288\right)$ divided by the number of cupcakes the recipe makes each batch $\left(24\right)$ is

$\text{288 cupcakes"/"24 cupcakes/recipe" = "12 recipes}$

$12$ is the number of times you need to remake the recipe to end up with $288$ cupcakes.

$12$ multiplied by the amount of cups of milk per recipe ($2$ cups) will give you the total cups needed to make $288$ cupcakes

$\text{12 recipes" xx "2 cups"/"1 recipe" = "24 cups of milk}$

Now, $24$ cups is equivalent to $6$ quarts, so you will need $6$ quarts of milk to make $288$ cupcakes.