# Comparing Quantities of Desserts Using Ratios

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Exploration

GR. 6-8

Skill:

Use reasoning with equivalent ratios to solve number and word problems.

# Comparing Quantities of Desserts Using Ratios

Explore ratios and ratio statements to compare quantities of cupcakes and brownies.

### Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

### Open-ended question 1

Use the sliders to make a dessert box with a 2:1 ratio of cupcakes to brownies. Can you make this ratio any other way?

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### Open-ended question 2

Set the cupcakes slider to 12 and the brownies slider to 15. How do these numbers relate to the given equivalent ratio, 4:5?

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### Open-ended question 3

How many ways can you use the sliders to make the ratios 1:1? 3:1? 4:1?

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### Open-ended question 4

Jordan decides to run a dessert delivery service. Customers can buy 3 cupcakes and get 1 brownie for free. What ratios can help you find out how many total desserts he needs to make if there are 5 people who want to order this deal? 10 people? 20 people?

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