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?

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**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!

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**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?

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**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

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**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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