Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:47pm.

A recipe calls for three cups of cheese to make nachos for six people. How much cheese is needed to make nachos for two dozen people?

Please answer and explain.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:53pm
3/6 = x/24

Cross multiply and solve for x.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 5:56pm
12/24

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:01pm
3/6 = x/24

6x = 72

x = 12 cups of cheese

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**Anonymous**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:09pm
so 12 cups of cheese are used on 24 people.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:10pm
Yes.

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**Anonymous**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:12pm
thanks

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:18pm
You're welcome.

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**jennifer**, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:44am
12

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