## Jordyn is weighing ingredients on a kitchen scale to make bread. The bowl weighs 1½ pounds. He adds several scoops of flour. The total weigh

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Jordyn is weighing ingredients on a kitchen scale to make bread. The bowl weighs 1½ pounds. He adds several scoops of flour. The total weight of the bowl and the flour is 2¾ pounds. If each cup of flour weighs 5/16 pound, how many cups of flour does he add? Show your work.

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6 days 2021-07-22T21:35:02+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

Weight of the flour = 5/4 pounds

Number of cups added = 4 cups

Step-by-step explanation:

Weight of the bowl = 1½ pounds

Total weight of the bowl and the flour = 2¾ pounds

Weight of the flour = Total weight of the bowl and the flour – Weight of the bowl

= 2¾ pounds – 1½ pounds

= 11/4 – 3/2

= 11-6/4

= 5/4 pounds

Weight of the flour = 5/4 pounds

If each cup of flour weighs 5/16 pound, how many cups of flour does he add

Number of cups added = 5/4 ÷ 5/16

= 5/4 × 16/5

= (5*16)/(4*5)

= 80/20

= 4

Number of cups added = 4 cups