Conversion Factors Example 1

by Jules Bruno
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so clutches ugly but good chocolate chip cookie recipe is always a hit at our office parties. My budget is $80. The recipe makes 18 servings for the party. Each serving requires a chocolate truffle chips at a cost of 50 cents per five. Chocolate truffle chips from the information provided determined a given amount. In all, conversion factors now are given amount. Remember, that's when we have only one unit That's it, are given amount has to be the $80 because they're not saying $80 connected to some other units, it's just dollars by itself. The conversion factors though these air. When we have two units bonded together to different units bonded together, This one is a little bit trickier. If we look at the sentence after the $80 budget, they tell me the recipe makes 18 servings so that there is a conversion factor. The conversion factor is one recipe has 18 servings. Okay, because recipe and serving their two different units, let's look at the next line. Each serving requires ate chocolate truffle chips so servings. Each serving has this many chocolate truffle chips. That's also a conversion factor because it's one serving is eight chocolate truffle chips, which I'll abbreviate as CTC. They tell me that it is 50 cents per five. The word per there definitely is a big help because it tells us that the that amount of 50 cents and five are connected together. So then that would be our last conversion factor. So 50 cents for every five chocolate truffle chips. Eventually, when we move on to dementia analysis later on, we'll see how these units cancel out with one another and help us isolate our final value. But remember, ah, given amount has one unit. Ah, conversion factor is two different units mixed together. Now that we've seen this first example, let's continue onward with practice questions.