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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
largest turkey she should buy?
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?

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    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?

    (I hope this is easier to read!) Please Help!

  • 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?

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    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?

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