Assignment: Scaling Up Fractions and Mixed Numbers in Your World
Choose two of the three real-world applications of fractions and mixed numbers. Show all your work,
including the change from fractions and mixed numbers to improper fractions (when needed) and back.
Show your calculations and explain how you scaled up the amounts.
Then, write your own story problem using mixed numbers that need to be scaled up. The problem
should have at least five mixed numbers that will be scaled up. Be sure to show all your work, explain
your steps in your solution (including changing improper fractions to mixed numbers), and write a
complete answer to your problem. Your answer should include units for the mixed numbers, if needed.
Scaling Up a Recipe
This recipe makes three dozen cookies. You want to make enough cookies so that 360 people each
get two cookies. How will you scale up the recipe? How much of each ingredient will you need?