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Question:

For a recipe, there are 3 eggs needed for every pound of cake needed. How many pounds of cake can be made if there are 40 eggs? Round to the nearest pound.

A 13
Explaination

Write a proportion to represent the situation: 3 eggs / 1 cake = 40 eggs / x cakes Cross multiply and solve for the variable x: 3x = 40 → x = 1313 Only 13 pounds of cake can be made.