Posted by Jab on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:42pm.
The holiday dinner is at the Milton’s house
this year. Mrs. Milton will do most of the
cooking.
5. Cooking time for a turkey is determined
using the rate of
1/3 hour per pound. Mrs.
Milton figures she will have at most four
hours to cook the turkey. What is the
largest turkey she should buy?
6. Mrs. Milton will make 6 pounds of yams.
If one person eats
1
2
1/2 pound of yams, how
many people can Mrs. Milton serve with
6 pounds of yams?

math  Jab, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:48pm
5. Cooking time for a turkey is determined using the rate of 1/3 hour per pound. Mrs. Milton figures she will have at most four hours to cook the turkey. What is the largest turkey she should buy?
6. Mrs. Milton will make 6 pounds of yams. If one person eats 1/2 pound of yams, how many people can Mrs. Milton serve with 6 pounds of yams?
(I hope this is easier to read!) Please Help!

math  Jab, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3:04pm
Right now the most I got is this:
1/3 = 0.33
Since she has 4 hours to cook it per pound then I did: .33 x 4 = 1.32.
So would the largest turkey she can buy be 1.32 pounds?

math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3:21pm
No.
At 1/3 hour per pound, it's 3 pounds per hour. 3 * 4 = 12 pounds
6 / (1/2) = 6 * (2/1) = 12 people

math  Jab, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3:36pm
Ah I see. How would you put those into a mathamatical (algebraic) expression?
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