Question #23224

Your pancake recipe calls for 1.5 cups of flour to make 20 four-inch pancakes. But you want to make
twelve eight-inch pancakes. How much flour should you use?

Expert's answer

Flour which needed to make one four-inch pancake:

1.5/20 = 0.075

We'll assume that the thickness of the pancakes with diameter four-inch and eight-inch are the same. A pancake is a cylinder. A cylinder with radius r and height h inch has a volume of V cubic inch given by

V = П*h*(r^2)

П = 3.14

V'/V = (r'^2)/(r^2) =(d'/2)^2/(d/2)^2 = (d'/d)^2

V', d' - volume and diameter of eight-inch pancake;

V, d - volume and diameter of four-inch pancake;

Flour which needed to make one eight-inch pancake:

( 0.075*V')/V =0.075* (d'/d)^2 = 0.075 * 4 = 0.3

Flour which needed to make twelve eight-inch pancake:

12 * 0.3 = 3.6

Answer: 3.6 cups of flour.

1.5/20 = 0.075

We'll assume that the thickness of the pancakes with diameter four-inch and eight-inch are the same. A pancake is a cylinder. A cylinder with radius r and height h inch has a volume of V cubic inch given by

V = П*h*(r^2)

П = 3.14

V'/V = (r'^2)/(r^2) =(d'/2)^2/(d/2)^2 = (d'/d)^2

V', d' - volume and diameter of eight-inch pancake;

V, d - volume and diameter of four-inch pancake;

Flour which needed to make one eight-inch pancake:

( 0.075*V')/V =0.075* (d'/d)^2 = 0.075 * 4 = 0.3

Flour which needed to make twelve eight-inch pancake:

12 * 0.3 = 3.6

Answer: 3.6 cups of flour.

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