## Maria and Franco are mixing sports drinks for a track meet.Maria uses 2/3 cup of powdered mix for every 2 gallons of water.Franco uses 1 1/4

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Maria and Franco are mixing sports drinks for a track meet.Maria uses 2/3 cup of powdered mix for every 2 gallons of water.Franco uses 1 1/4 cups of powdered mix for every 5 gallons of water

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Maria and Franco are mixing sports drinks for a track meet. Maria uses 2/3 cup of powdered mix for every 2 gallons of water. Franco uses 1 1/4 cups of powdered mix for every 5 gallons of water. Which sports drink is stronger?

For us to get the stronger drink, we will need to calculate the amount of cup  of mix  in one gallon of water for both Maria and Franco.

For Maria:

Maria uses 2/3 cup of powdered mix for every 2 gallons of water

2/3 cup of mix = 2 gallons of water

x cup of mix = 1 gallon of water

cross multiply

2 * x = 2/3 * 1

2x = 2/3

6x = 2

x = 2/6

x = 1/3

Hence Maria mixed 1/3 (33.3%) cup of powdered mix in a gallon of water

For Franco:

Franco uses 1 1/4 cup of powdered mix for every 5 gallons of water

5/4 cup of mix = 5 gallons of water

x cup of mix = 1 gallon of water

cross multiply

5 * x = 5/4 * 1

5x = 5/4

20x = 5

x = 5/20

x = 1/4

Hence Maria mixed 1/4 cup of powdered mix (25%) in a gallon of water.

Based on the percentage per gallon of water, Maria sport drink is stronger.