Cynthia Lanius

All About Ratios - Part 8

Problem Solving

A famous Texas chef has a secret recipe for her chili. When people ask her for it, she hands them a card with the complete recipe except for 1 detail. For the missing detail, she gives them the following clue:

For a 3-quart pot of chili, use a combination of peppers and tomatoes totaling 12 items in one of the following ratios.

If the answer is in whole numbers, how many peppers and how many tomatoes should you use?

A

B

C

D

E

Which ratio is correct?

Then how many peppers & how many tomatoes will you actually use?

 

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