One batch of muffins require 1/4 cup of sugar. Kelly wants to make 3/2 batch of muffins. Will she use more than, less than, or an amount equivocate to 1/4 cups of sugar? How many cups of sugar will she use exactly? Explain how you found your answer?
She will use more than 1/4 cup of sugar to make 1.5 batches of muffins. If one batch of muffins requires 1/4 cup of sugar, you can think of the amount of sugar needed being 1/4 cup per batch. That being said multiply 1.5 batches by 1/4 cup per batch to find cups of sugar.
(1.5 batches)x((1/4 cups)/(1 batch))=0.375 cups of sugar.
You can also think of it as if one batch takes 1/4 cup of sugar, half of a batch would take 1/8 cup of sugar. Since 1.5 batches is just 1 batch+1/2 batch, you can say the amount of sugar needed is 1/4 cup+1/8 cup which equals 3/8 cup sugar.
I hope this helps you.