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# Homework Help: math

Posted by EM on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 9:55pm.

I make A snack mix by combining 3/4 of a pound of gummy bears with one pound of peanuts. I have 3 1/4 pounds of peanuts
a) how many pounds of gummy bears do I need to make the snack mix?
b) how many pounds of snack mix can I make?

I have a) 2 1/2 pounds of gummy bears is needed
b) I can make 7 1/2 pounds of snack mix
I am not sure if this correct, can you help, thanks
• math - Reiny, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:15pm

use a simple ratio equation , I will also change your numbers to decimals

gummy/.75 = 3.25 / 1
gummy = .75(3.25) = 2.4375 or 2 7/16 pounds of gummy bears

so total amount of snacks = 3.24 pounds of peanuts and 2.4375 pounds of gummy bears
= total of 5.6875 or 5 11/16 pounds of snack mix

check:
my answer : 2.4375 : 3.25 = 3 : 4 which is what it should be

• math - EM, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:19pm

Thank you so much for your help and explaining my wrong answer

• math - Reiny, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 10:38pm

welcome