Question

Sandy uses three and one half pounds of clay to make 7 small vases. Use a proportion to find how many pounds of clay she will use to make 21 small vases.

7 and one fourth pounds
8 and one half pounds
10 and one half pounds
14 and one fourth pounds

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1. thaiduong
The number of pounds of clay used to make 21 small vases is 10 and one half pounds.

### How to find the number of pounds of clay used to make vases?

Sandy uses three and one half pounds of clay to make 7 small vases. Using proportion, the number of pounds of clay that she can use to make 21 small vases can be calculated as follows;
Therefore,
7 small vases = 3 1 / 2 pounds of clay(7 / 2)
21 small vases = ?
cross multiply
pounds of clay used to make 21 small vases = 7 / 2 × 21 ÷ 7
pounds of clay used to make 21 small vases = 147 / 2 ÷ 7
pounds of clay used to make 21 small vases =  147 / 2 × 1 / 7
pounds of clay used to make 21 small vases = 21 / 2
Therefore,
pounds of clay used to make 21 small vases = 10 1 / 2
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