Posted by **B** on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:04pm.

Ryan estimates that he uses 2/3 cup of syrup each time he eats pancakes. How many times will he be able to eat pancakes without running out of syrup if he has a giant bottle of syrup that contains 48 cups. Do you multiply

48x2/3 and get that he will be able to eat 32 pancakes?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:06pm
No.

Divide 48 by 2/3.

Btw -- you're not looking for the number of pancakes -- but the number of times he'll eat pancakes with syrup from this bottle.

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**JJ**, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4:07pm
Suppose you used 2 cups every time you ate pancakes, you would divide 48 cups by the 2 cups. Right?

This is a division problem you will divide 48 by 2/3 which is the same thing as multiplying by 3/2, so you will multiply 48 times 3/2

Since you are using less than 1 cup each time then you should be able to eat pancakes more than 48 times.

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**Nancy**, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:53pm
1/72

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**Nancy**, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:55pm
144

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