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Tom, Lisa, and Jane are competing in a cooking competition. They all used different amounts of sugar from a can containing 4 pounds of sugar. Tom used 13% of the total sugar in the can. Lisa used 0.6 pound of the total sugar in the can. Jane used 0.12 of the total sugar in the can. Who used the greatest amount of sugar from the can? Show your work and explain your answer in words.

Skitter  Jun 1, 2017

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Tom used 13% of the can

Lisa used  0.6  of a pound

Jane used 0.12 of the can

 

Let's convert Tom and Janes values into pounds so we can compare them.

 

How many pounds is 13% of the can?

How many pounds is 13% of 4 pounds?

13% of 4 pounds   =   0.13 * 4  pounds   =   0.52  pounds

 

How many pounds is 0.12 of the can?

How many pounds is 0.12 of 4 pounds?

0.12 of 4 pounds   =   0.12 * 4  pounds   =   0.48  pounds

 

So...

 

Tom used  0.52  pounds

Lisa used  0.6    pounds

Jane used 0.48  pounds

 

0.6  is bigger than  0.52  and  0.48 . Lisa used the most sugar.

hectictar  Jun 1, 2017
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Tom used 13% of the can

Lisa used  0.6  of a pound

Jane used 0.12 of the can

 

Let's convert Tom and Janes values into pounds so we can compare them.

 

How many pounds is 13% of the can?

How many pounds is 13% of 4 pounds?

13% of 4 pounds   =   0.13 * 4  pounds   =   0.52  pounds

 

How many pounds is 0.12 of the can?

How many pounds is 0.12 of 4 pounds?

0.12 of 4 pounds   =   0.12 * 4  pounds   =   0.48  pounds

 

So...

 

Tom used  0.52  pounds

Lisa used  0.6    pounds

Jane used 0.48  pounds

 

0.6  is bigger than  0.52  and  0.48 . Lisa used the most sugar.

hectictar  Jun 1, 2017

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