MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# kallie makes bouquets of flowers so that the ratios are 4 carnations to 2 sunflowers to 3 lilies. kallie makes a bouquet of 72 flowers using only these flowers. How many of each type of flower does she use?

Accepted Solution

A:

Step One

Find the total of the ratios.

There are 72 flowers all together.

The total of the ratios is 2 + 3 + 4 = 9

Step Two

Find the number of carnations.

The number of carnations to the total is 4/9

Carnations = (4/9) * 72 = 288/9 = 32

There are 32 carnations in the bouquet.

Step Three

Find the number of sunflowers.

Sunflower ratio =2/9

Sunflowers = (2/9) = 16 See if you can get that.

Step Four

Find the number of Lilies.

Lily ratio = 3/9 = 1/3

Number of Lilies = 1/3 * 72 = 24

Check

24 + 16 +32 =? 72

The total checks.

Find the total of the ratios.

There are 72 flowers all together.

The total of the ratios is 2 + 3 + 4 = 9

Step Two

Find the number of carnations.

The number of carnations to the total is 4/9

Carnations = (4/9) * 72 = 288/9 = 32

There are 32 carnations in the bouquet.

Step Three

Find the number of sunflowers.

Sunflower ratio =2/9

Sunflowers = (2/9) = 16 See if you can get that.

Step Four

Find the number of Lilies.

Lily ratio = 3/9 = 1/3

Number of Lilies = 1/3 * 72 = 24

Check

24 + 16 +32 =? 72

The total checks.