math

posted by .

The holiday dinner is at the Milton’s house
this year. Mrs. Milton will do most of the
cooking.

5. Cooking time for a turkey is determined
using the rate of
1/3 hour per pound. Mrs.
Milton figures she will have at most four
hours to cook the turkey. What is the
6. Mrs. Milton will make 6 pounds of yams.
If one person eats 
1
2
1/2 pound of yams, how
many people can Mrs. Milton serve with
6 pounds of yams?

• math -

5. Cooking time for a turkey is determined using the rate of 1/3 hour per pound. Mrs. Milton figures she will have at most four hours to cook the turkey. What is the largest turkey she should buy?

6. Mrs. Milton will make 6 pounds of yams. If one person eats 1/2 pound of yams, how many people can Mrs. Milton serve with 6 pounds of yams?

• math -

Right now the most I got is this:

1/3 = 0.33
Since she has 4 hours to cook it per pound then I did: .33 x 4 = 1.32.

So would the largest turkey she can buy be 1.32 pounds?

• math -

No.

At 1/3 hour per pound, it's 3 pounds per hour. 3 * 4 = 12 pounds

6 / (1/2) = 6 * (2/1) = 12 people

• math -

Ah I see. How would you put those into a mathamatical (algebraic) expression?

Similar Questions

1. entrepenuers

what lessons we can learn from successful entrepeneurs?
2. English (Poetry)

"Epigram on Milton" by John Dryden Three Poets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The First in loftiness of thought surpassed; The Next in Majesty; in both the Last. The force of Nature could no farther …
3. Math

Mrs. Willy bought 3.5 pounds of ground turkey and 2.5 pounds of white fish. The white fish is \$4.60 per pound cheaper than the ground turkey. If she paid a total of \$51.50 what is the price per pound she paid for the ground turkey …
4. math

A recipe for cooking a turkey states to allow 15 minutes for each pound of turkey and to add 5 minutes per pound if the turkey is stuffed. Our turkey weights 18 pounds and will be stuffed. It takes half an hour for the turkey to cool. …
5. physics

1) In 2011, the total of all residential customers in Halton Region used 54 540 000 m3 of water. Halton Region has a population of around 500 000 people and Milton (part of Halton Region) has a population of around 85 000 people. Assuming …
6. physics

1) In 2011, the total of all residential customers in Halton Region used 54 540 000 m3 of water. Halton Region has a population of around 500 000 people and Milton (part of Halton Region) has a population of around 85 000 people. Assuming …
7. physics

1) In 2011, the total of all residential customers in Halton Region used 54 540 000 m3 of water. Halton Region has a population of around 500 000 people and Milton (part of Halton Region) has a population of around 85 000 people. Assuming …
8. physics

1) In 2011, the total of all residential customers in Halton Region used 54 540 000 m3 of water. Halton Region has a population of around 500 000 people and Milton (part of Halton Region) has a population of around 85 000 people. Assuming …