Jerome is cooking dinner. He needs 8 ounces of broccoli for each person.

Part A: Jerome is not sure how many people will come to dinner. Write an expression with a variable that represents the amount of broccoli Jerome needs for dinner. Identify what the variable represents.

Part B: If Jerome has 32 ounces of broccoli, how many people can he feed? Create an equation and show all work to solve it.

Singerforthelord  Apr 13, 2017

1+0 Answers


Part A.....let P be the number of people that will show up.....so....


The total amount of broccoli needed (in ounces)  =    8P  ounces



Part B


32  =  8P       divide both sides by 8


4 = P            so.....4 people can be fed.....!!!



cool cool cool

CPhill  Apr 13, 2017

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