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 November 25th, 2016, 06:18 PM #1 Member   Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0 chocolate sauce recipe A basic chocolate sauce is made using the ratio: 7 parts chocolate 4 parts heavy cream 2 parts butter if you make a chocolate sauce using the 22.75 oz of chocolate that you have on hand, how many oz of the other 2 ingredients should you use with it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 November 25th, 2016, 06:32 PM #2 Math Team   Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,678 Thanks: 1339 how many oz is 1 part chocolate? Using that piece of information, try and figure out this problem on your own ... Thanks from duc and tongass
 November 25th, 2016, 06:39 PM #3 Member   Joined: Nov 2016 From: United States Posts: 30 Thanks: 0 I divided 22.75 by 7 which gave me 3.25 I then took 3.25 x4 and got 13 oz cream then 3.25 x 2 and got 6.5 oz for cream. Is this correct? Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2016 at 05:50 AM.
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 Originally Posted by tongass I divided 22.75 by 7 which gave me 3.25 I then took 3.25 x4 and got 13 oz cream then 3.25 x 2 and got 6.5 oz for cream. Is this correct?
Yep.

Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2016 at 05:51 AM.

 December 2nd, 2016, 05:01 AM #5 Senior Member   Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,461 Thanks: 489 Math Focus: Yet to find out. Does skeeter get some free sauce for answering Psst skeeter, share with me. Thanks from topsquark
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 January 22nd, 2017, 04:40 AM #7 Banned Camp   Joined: Nov 2016 From: St. Louis, Missouri Posts: 28 Thanks: 4 Math Focus: arithmetic, fractions It would help to know how many ounces are in the heavy cream and butter.
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 Originally Posted by tongass I divided 22.75 by 7 which gave me 3.25 I then took 3.25 x4 and got 13 oz cream then 3.25 x 2 and got 6.5 oz for cream. Is this correct?
6.5 oz of butter, not cream.

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 Originally Posted by toddhicks209 It would help to know how many ounces are in the heavy cream and butter.
??? That was what the problem was asking and Tongass answered correctly (except for the obvious typo of "cream" for "butter" in the second part)- 13 oz of cream and 6.5 oz of butter.

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