# Math

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A recipe calls for 4 1/2 cups of flour for 72 cookies. How many cups of flour would be needed for 48 cookies?

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Let's use a proportion.

4.5/72 = x/48

Cross multiply and solve for x.

72x = 216
x = 3 cups

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Thanks so much!! :)

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You're very welcome.

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