Consider the recipe for making tomato and garlic pasta.

2 cups noodles + 12 tomatoes + 3 cloves garlic ⟶ 4 servings pasta

If you have 7 cups of noodles, 27 tomatoes, and 9 cloves of garlic, how many servings of pasta can you make? Which ingredient limits the amount of pasta that it is possible to make?

Problem 6Q

Consider the recipe for making tomato and garlic pasta.

2 cups noodles + 12 tomatoes + 3 cloves garlic ? 4 servings pasta

If you have 7 cups of noodles, 27 tomatoes, and 9 cloves of garlic, how many servings of pasta can you make? Which ingredient limits the amount of pasta that it is possible to make?

Step by step solution

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The given reaction is as follows.

Now, as we can see, we need 2 cups of noodles and 3 cloves of garlic for every 12 tomatoes.

So we need 4.5 cups of noodles and 6.75 cloves of garlic for every 27 tomatoes. We have 27 tomatoes here, along with more garlic and noodles. The ingredients that restrict the amount of pasta that is possible are tomatoes.