# Math (algebra)

Matt has to bake muffins. He uses x eggs for each 200 grams of flour. If he has to use 900 grams of flour how many eggs will he use? I have to set this up as an algebra problem. I am stuck. Our class is just learning this and I don't understand.

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1. carry the units with you, and it will help. You want to convert from grams of flour to eggs

x eggs = 200g
or,

x eggs/200g = 1
you can always multiply by 1 and not change anything.

900 g * x eggs/200g = 900g/200g * x eggs = 9x/2 eggs

Or, since 900 = 9/2 * 200, he will use 9/2 times the eggs used for 200 grams of flour.

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2. 4.5

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3. 86

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4. pfft

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5. gas

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6. butthole

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7. 900*x divided by 200 ie x9/2

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8. The answer is 4 and a half: 4.5, or 4 1/2

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