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have a recipe that calls for $12$ ounces of butter. Unfortunately, I only have a teaspoon to measure my butter. A tablespoon holds $\frac12$ ounce of butter, and there are $3$ teaspoons in a tablespoon. How many teaspoons of butter do I need for my recipe?

 Jan 13, 2020
edited by Guest  Jan 13, 2020
edited by Guest  Jan 13, 2020
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what's \frac12? cphill isn't the only one who can help you here so please be patient.

 Jan 13, 2020
edited by atlas9  Jan 13, 2020
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you need 12 oz butter:

 

1 tbsp = 3 tsp

1 tbsp = 1/12 (\frac12 i guess?) oz butter

 

multipply 1/12  equation by 144 to get 12 oz butter so

144 tbsp = 12 oz butter

 

multiply 144 by 3 bc 1 tbsp = 3 tsp so

144 tbsp = 432 tsp

 

teaspoon = tsp

tablespoon= tbsp

oz = ounce

 Jan 13, 2020
edited by atlas9  Jan 13, 2020
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Thank u so much

Guest Jan 13, 2020
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It’s weing 

Guest Jan 13, 2020
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I mean it’s wrong

Guest Jan 13, 2020
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hummm........ no one is going to hire you as a chef.  I want CPhill to do the cooking!

Guest Jan 13, 2020
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sorry, i couldn't understand the formatting in your question so i tried my best.

atlas9  Jan 13, 2020
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That's OK, atlas.....that LaTex  was probably unnecessary, anyway....!!!

 

I gave you a point for a good try...

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Jan 13, 2020
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12 oz butter

1 Tsp  = 1/2 oz butter

3 tsp  = 1 Tsp

 

 

So  we have

 

                             1 Tsp                           3 tsp

12 oz  butter   x  _____________ x   ___________

                            1/2 oz butter                1Tsp

 

Cancel units and we get  that

 

12  x     1  / 1/2     x    3   tsp   =

 

12  x  2    x  3    tsp   =

 

12 x  6   tsp  =

 

72 teaspoons

 

 

cool cool cool

 Jan 13, 2020
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Thank u

 Jan 13, 2020

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