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A school snack bar sells a mix of granola and raisins. The mix includes 2 pounds of granola for every 3 pounds of raisins. How many pounds of granola are needed for a mix that includes 24 pounds of raisins?
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  1. granola : raisins = 2:3 = 2x : 3x

    if 3x = 24
    x = 8

    then granola = 2x = 16

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  2. 48

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  3. A school snack bar sells a mix of granola and raisins. The mix includes 2 pounds of granola for every 3 pounds of raisins. How many pounds of granola are needed for a mix that includes 24 pounds of raisins?

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  4. the answer is 48 pounds

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  5. The problem gives us a ratio 
    2 pounds of granola = 3 pounds of raisins 
    which makes a ratio of 
    The other ratio is 
    ? pounds of granola = 24 pounds of raisins
    which makes a ratio of 

    To solve, set them equal to each other ...

    Now we must cross multiply...
    To cross multiply, we multiply 2 and 24 
    and we multiply 3 and x 
    Now we have an equation to solve!
    3x = 48 
    To solve and get your final answer, divide...
    x = 

    x = 16
    You'll need 16 pounds of granola 

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