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# Hi awnser this

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I have a recipe that calls for 12 ounces of butter. Unfortunately, I only have a teaspoon to measure my butter. A tablespoon holds 1/2 ounce of butter, and there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon. How many teaspoons of butter do I need for my recipe?

Jan 19, 2019

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A tablespoon holds 1/2 oz of butter

So....we need   12 / (1/2)  =  24 tablespoons

But.....there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon....so....we need   24 x 3  =  72 teaspoons

Jan 19, 2019
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We have $$\frac{12}{\frac{1}{2}}=24$$ times the amount of butter, so the required number of tablespoons is $$24\cdot3=\boxed{72}.$$

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Jan 19, 2019