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A baking recipe calls for 2.5kg of sugar and 4.5kg of flour. With this recipe…

A baking recipe calls for 2.5kg of sugar and 4.5kg of flour. With this recipe some cakes were baked using 24.5kg of a mixture of sugar and flour. How much sugar was used?

  • A.
    12.25kg
  • B.
    6.75kg
  • C.
    8.75kg
  • D.
    15.75kg
  • E.
    8.25kg
Correct Answer: Option C
Explanation

Sugar : flour = 2.5 : 4.5
Total = 7
sugar used = (frac{2.5}{7}) x 24.5
= (frac{61.25}{7})
= 8.75