A walnut muffin recipe calls for 3/4 cup walnuts. Mrs Hooper wants to make 1/3 of the recipe. What fraction of a cup of walnuts will she need?

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(2) Answers

inkabink2112

She will need 1/4 cup of walnuts. In order to find the solutions to products such as these, you multiply the two fractions.

katiekate678

so we start the equation with 3/4 of a cup
if Mrs. Hooper wants to make 1/3 of the recipe
she will multiply 3/4 by 1/3
you multiply both the numerators (3*1)
and multiply both of the denominators (4*3)
giving you 3/12
if you simplify by dividing by the Greatest common factor (3)
you will get 1/4
Mrs. Hooper needs 1/4 cup of almonds for her recipe