math i don't get it
posted by Anonymous on .
The lemonade recipe calls for 2 tablespoons or 1 ounce of food coloring for every gallon. How many cups of food coloring are there in 16 gallons of lemonade?
Please explain this a lot so i can get this.

There is one ounce of food coloring per gallon of lemonade. So...
There are 16 ounces in 16 gallons.
16 ounces of food coloring are two cups. You need to use the fluid ounces to cups conversion factor: (8 fl. oz. per cup) 
1 ounce for 1 gallon.
16 ounces for 16 gallons
1 cup = 8 ounces
__ cups = 16 ounces 
So does that means that there are 2 cups for 16 ounces but how many cups are for 16 gallons?

There are two cups of food coloring per 16 gallons of lemonade.
Please reread the answers with more care. 
Please read carefully the information that DrWLS and I posted.

That means either there are 2 cups or 32 cups.

Which makes more sense to you?

i think 32 cups makes more sense

Yikes! Please don't ever fix lemonade!
There is one ounce of food coloring per gallon of lemonade. So...
There are 16 ounces in 16 gallons.
16 ounces of food coloring are two cups. 
I get it know so 2 cups of lemonade is the answer..... right? :I

No. It's 2 cups of food coloring.

Oh right, thank you so much and your help is very appreciated :)
PS: I have two more questions about measurement so I will also need help on those. 
You're welcome.
OK.