math i don't get it
posted by Anonymous .
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.

math i don't get it 
drwls
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) 
math i don't get it 
Ms. Sue
1 ounce for 1 gallon.
16 ounces for 16 gallons
1 cup = 8 ounces
__ cups = 16 ounces 
math i don't get it 
Anonymous
So does that means that there are 2 cups for 16 ounces but how many cups are for 16 gallons?

math i don't get it 
drwls
There are two cups of food coloring per 16 gallons of lemonade.
Please reread the answers with more care. 
math i don't get it 
Ms. Sue
Please read carefully the information that DrWLS and I posted.

math i don't get it 
Anonymous
That means either there are 2 cups or 32 cups.

math i don't get it 
Ms. Sue
Which makes more sense to you?

math i don't get it 
Anonymous
i think 32 cups makes more sense

math i don't get it 
Ms. Sue
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. 
math i don't get it 
Anonymous
I get it know so 2 cups of lemonade is the answer..... right? :I

math i don't get it 
Ms. Sue
No. It's 2 cups of food coloring.

math i don't get it 
Anonymous
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. 
math i don't get it 
Ms. Sue
You're welcome.
OK.
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