# Math

A recipe calls for 6 cups of water and 4 cups of flour.

a. If the recipe is increased to use 6 cups of flour, how much flour should be used? Example.

b. If the recipe is decreased to 2 cups of water, how much flour should be used? Example.

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1. a. 6 cups, naturally!
b. 2 is 1/3 of 6, so use 1/3 of 4 cups of flour.

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posted by oobleck
2. water/flour = 6/4 = 3/2.
a. 3/2 = W/6.
2W = 18,
W = 9 cups of water.

b. 3/2 = 2/!@#\$%^&3F = 4,
!@#\$%^&4/3 = 1 1/3 cups of flour.

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posted by henry2,

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