How Many 1/3 Cups Equals 1/2 Cup?


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Liam Orr Profile
Liam Orr answered
The answer is one and a half.

Though this looks tricky to discover, it is easy to find by finding a common denominator. This is done by multiplying the bottom numbers of each fraction, in this case 3 and 2, to get 6. There are two sixths in a third (or 2/6), and three sixths in a half (3/6). These forms, a third and a half, are the simplest expressions of fractions. Thus, to find the ratio of a third to a half, and given the sixths that we have, we must find out what fraction of six sixths, or one, there are in each size of cup. There are 2 lots of 3/6s in a whole cup, and 3 lots of 2/6s in a whole cup, when adding together 1/3 cups and 1/2 cups, so the ratio is 3:2. This works out in its simplest form as 1.5:1 and so, for every one 1/2 cup, there are 1.5 1/3 cups.

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Anonymous answered

If 3/4 cup floor and 1/3 butter makes dozen cookies, what would you have if you had 4 and 1/4 cup floor and 1 and 1/2 butter.

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Beth Solomito answered
Aviva is traveling by train to Miami.  Half way to her destination she falls asleep. When she awoke, the distance remaining on the trip was 1/3 of the distance traveled while she was asleep.  How much of the entire trip did she sleep?
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Anonymous answered
May God bless all.    We can take the unknown number as 'a' . Then ,  a *1/3 = 1/2  a = (1/2)/(1/3)    = (1/2)*(3/1)    = (1/2)*(3)    = 3/2 = 1.5  1.5, i.e, one and a half .  There is no other answer, I think.

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