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Janet is trying to watch her weight. A \(\frac{{1} }{{2}}\) cup of pudding has 150 calories. The same amount of broccoli has 60 calories. How much broccoli can Janet eat to equal the same number of calories in the \(\frac{{1} }{{2}}\) cup of pudding?
\(1\frac{{1} }{{4}}\) cups.
2 cups.
\(2\frac{{1} }{{2}}\) cups.
\(1\frac{{1} }{{2}}\) cups.
Detailed Explanation
Divide the number of calories in the pudding by the number of calories in the broccoli: 150 ÷ 60 = \(2\frac{{1} }{{2}}\).
Janet can eat \(2\frac{{1} }{{2}}\) times the amount of broccoli as she can eat pudding for the same number of calories.
Multiply \(2\frac{{1} }{{2}}\) by \(\frac{{1} }{{2}}\) cup (the amount of pudding that contains 150 calories) to find how many cups of broccoli she can eat for 150 calories: 2.5 × 0.5 = 1.25 or \(1\frac{{1} }{{4}}\) cups.
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