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Mflaka101
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Lisa's recipe for 6 dozen cookies has 3/4 cup of butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar. How much butter does she need to make only 3 dozen cookies?

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coolcourt21

This is basic alegbra, you set up a proportions equations with dozen of cookies over butter. 6/ 3/4 equals 3/x. You cross multiply, 6x equals 2 1/4. You divide 6 on both sides of the equation to isolate x, the variable. 2 1/4 divided by 6 equals 0.375. The answer is 0.375 cups of butter

mariafluffybird

Dozen = 12 6 Dozen = 12 * 6 = 72  <- Irrelevant but useful information 3 dozen is half of 6 dozen, so we just half the recipe! 3/4 cup of butter = 3/8 cups (doubling the denominator is the same as halving) 1 1/2 cups of sugar (3/2 cups) = 3/4 cups She needs 3/8 cups of butter, and a 3/4 cup of sugar Please give me brainliest answer if I helped! I need it for my next rank :D

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