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- Shannon's little sister mixed 4 cups of orange juice with 10 cups of lime soda. When Shannon drank the punch, she thought it tasted funny.
- Why did the punch taste different from the usual recipe?
- Plot a point for 10 cups of lime soda and 4 cups of orange juice on your graph. Does the point lie on the line?
- If Shannon follows the recipe and uses 5 cups of orange juice, how many total cups of punch will she make?
- Write a ratio comparing the number of cups of orange juice to the total number of cups of punch.
Peanut Cake
Check-In: Questions 21–25
Jessie and Jacob will make peanut cakes for the whole class:
- Write the ratio of the amount of flour in the peanut cake to the amount of butter using a colon.
- Write the ratio of the amount of flour to the amount of butter as a fraction.
- If they use 18 ounces of flour, how many ounces of butter should they use? Write a proportion to help you solve this problem.
- If they use 12 ounces of butter, how much flour should they use? Write a proportion to help you solve this problem.
- Jessie and Jacob can also make a table and graph to help them find the ratios of flour to butter for different amounts of peanut cakes. Use Centimeter Grid Paper to make a table and graph using the data points of flour to butter given in Questions 21, 22, and 23. Draw a best-fit line.
- If Jessie and Jacob cut the peanut cake recipe in half, how much flour and how much butter will they use?
- Describe your strategy for solving this problem.
- Write your solution as a ratio.