5th grade word problems
posted by Anonymous .
if we need 5 oranges to make 3 small glasses of orange juice, how many small glasses of juice can we make with 100 oranges?
please explain how to get the answer in terms i can understand

60

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5 3
 * 
100 x
5x=300
x=60
1. put 5 over 100, oranges over oranges. And 3 over X. glasses over glasses
2. cross multiply, 5*x and 100*3
3. divide both sides of the equation by 5 to get x by it's self.
4. X=60, you can make 60 glasses with 100 oranges