A chef at a local diner wishes to increase the amounts of ingredients shown below to make a proportional recipe for the lunch menu. The new, scaled recipe has 9 cups of black beans. Use this information for problem 6-7Soup (serves 4):1 1/2 cups of cooked black beans1/2 cup salsa2 cups water1 medium tomato chopped2 teaspoons Adobe seasoningTotal cost of soup: $1.25 per serving6. Write a proportion that gives the number of x tomatoes in the new recipe.Solve the proportion determined from problem 6 using cross products. Write a proportion that gives the number of servings from the new recipe. Solve the proportion determined from problem 8 using cross products.

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A chef at a local diner wishes to increase the amounts of ingredients shown below to make a proportional recipe for the lunch menu. The new, scaled recipe has 9 cups of black beans. Use this information for problem 6-7

Soup (serves 4):
1 1/2 cups of cooked black beans
1/2 cup salsa
2 cups water
1 medium tomato chopped
2 teaspoons Adobe seasoning
Total cost of soup: $1.25 per serving

6. Write a proportion that gives the number of x tomatoes in the new recipe.

Solve the proportion determined from problem 6 using cross products. Write a proportion that gives the number of servings from the new recipe. Solve the proportion determined from problem 8 using cross products.

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Step 1

The proportion of black beans to tomatoes in the original recipe is 1 1/2 to 1.  The new recipe has 9 cup black bean and x tomatoes. So the new proportion is 9 to x. These two proportions must be equal.

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Step 2

Answer:  6 tomatoes will be needed for the new recipe. 

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Step 3

The proportion of black beans to number of servings in the original recipe is 1 1/2 to 4.  The new recipe has 9 cup...

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