Mathematics

Question

A baker bought 4 gallons oficing to decorate cakes. He uses 4 % cups
of long to completely frost and decorate each cake. What is the
maximum number of cakes he can completely decorate? Explain your
thinking, hint: 16 cups = 1 gallon)​

1 Answer

  • 25 cakes can be completely decorated using 4 gallons of icing.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Given:

    4 gallons of icing

    16 cups =1 gallon

    No. of icing cups = [tex]4\times16[/tex] cups

           =64 cups

    No. of cups required to decorate and frost a cake= 4% of total no. of icing cups

              = [tex]\frac{(4\times64)}{100}[/tex]

              = 2.56

    2.56 cups of icing is required to decorate each cake.

    Maximum no. of cakes decorated = [tex]\frac{ (64\times1)}{2.56}[/tex]

                        = 25

    25 cakes can be completely decorated using 4 gallons of icing.

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