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November 25th, 2016, 03:08 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0  math question (ratio)
can someone help me out with this: a bourbon press is 1 part bourbon, 2 parts club soda, 3 parts ginger ale. How many oz of each ingredient should you mix together to make a batch that will serve a 10 oz drink for 20 people? 
November 25th, 2016, 03:15 PM  #2 
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200 oz divided by 6 total parts is 33 and 1/3 oz per part ... 33 and 1/3 oz of bourbon 66 and 2/3 oz of soda 100 oz of ginger ale 
November 25th, 2016, 03:19 PM  #3 
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Thank you! Do you have time for another question? 
November 25th, 2016, 03:23 PM  #4 
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A recipe for fish chowder makes 150 portions, each 6 fluid oz. The recipe calls for 25 pounds of cod fillets. You will be serving 40 servings, 8 fluid oz each. What quantity of cleaned cod fillets will you need?

November 25th, 2016, 03:28 PM  #5 
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25 lbs makes 900 fluid oz x lbs makes 320 fluid oz equate the ratios & solve for x 
November 25th, 2016, 03:44 PM  #6 
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320 divided by 25 equals 12 pounds, is that the correct answer?

November 25th, 2016, 05:18 PM  #7 
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November 25th, 2016, 05:28 PM  #8 
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8.88 pounds?

November 25th, 2016, 07:03 PM  #9 
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You might be expected to round up to 8.89 pounds or give 80/9 pounds or 8 8/9 pounds.

November 25th, 2016, 07:19 PM  #10 
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Ok, thanks for the info, I really appreciate all of your help.
Last edited by skipjack; November 25th, 2016 at 07:21 PM. 

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