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A recipe for rice pudding calls for 2 1/2 cups of milk. The recipe makes 5 servings. How many cups of milk are needed to make 8 servings?

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  1. 8/5 as many servings, so 8/5 as much milk

    8/5 * 5/2 = 8/2 = 4 cups

    or, note that 2 1/2 = 5/2 cups for 5 servings is 1/2 cup per serving
    8 * 1/2 = 4

    Or, if they want you to use a proportion, then
    x/8 = (5/2) / 5

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