Mr. Gehring has 3/4 pound bag of flour to use for 6 cakes. How much flower is used for each cake?

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To solve this problem, we can set up a proportion. 0.75          X          x   6            1 To solve this proportion, you can use cross products. The resulting equation is 0.75*1=6x When the left side is simplified, you get 0.75 = 6x. You are trying to get x alone, so you need to divide both sides by 6. 0.75/6 = 1/8.   So, Mr. Gehring uses 1/8 flour for each cake.

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