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Posted by **Sephiroth** on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 5:10pm.

I tried the problem and got these three equations:

2f = s

w = f + 2.5

w - 3.5 = s

The problem is (you've probably guessed it by now) that there is no set of matching variables to plug in. I have an exam tommorow and I am entirely lost. Please help.

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**Michael**, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 6:02pmActually, I can't think of equations to model this problem, but what you've done shows that you understand the problem.

All I did from the first sentence was...

1c sugar

2c flour

That's directly from the first sentence. Then, it tells you that you need 2.5 more cups of water than flour, so just add that to the amount of flower. Check that with the sugar sentence, and it works out.

(It's strange that I can't think of equations for this problem. It would be interesting to see if someone else could.)

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**Michael**, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 6:02pmSorry, there's no

*flower*involved. :P

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**Marcus**, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 8:01pmWhat is the relationship between shapes and other shapes

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**Sephiroth**, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 7:46pmThank you for your help. I'm still not entirely clear, but we'll probably go over the study guide before the exam, so I'll get a better understanding of it then. Once again, thank you for your help. :)

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