# Fraction Snacks

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Complete each problem in this packet. Be sure to show all work and
write in complete sentences wherever appropriate.
The questions in this packet refer to the recipe below.

The Original Chex Party Mix

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
6 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex
1 cup peanuts
1 cup pretzels
1 cup gold fish crackers

Heat the oven to 250. Melt the butter in large roasting pan in oven.
Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until
evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on
paper towels to cool. Store mix in an airtight container. Recipe
yields twelve cups.
Complete each question. Remember to show all work and use complete
sentences whenever appropriate.

1) Put the following measuring cups in order from least to
greatest on the line below.

1/2    2/3      1/4   3/4   1/3    1

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2) One student in Mrs. Andrews’ math class added fractions together
the following way to create 2/5 of a cup of butter for the Chex mix
recipe.
⅔ + ½ = 2/5

Part A

Explain the error.

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What are the correct steps to finding the sum?

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Part B

Find the sum of      ½ + ⅔ .     Show all work.
3) While making the Chex mix recipe at home, you realize that you do
not have any 1 cup measuring cups. All you do have are a 1/2 cup, and
1/4 cup measures. Below, list 3 different ways you could measure 1 cup
of peanuts using only the measuring cups you have.

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2) ____________________________________

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4) One of your classmates is making this Chex Mix recipe at home and
realizes he only has rice chex and corn chex. Below explain what equal
amounts of rice and corn chex would be needed to make up for the
missing wheat chex. Explain how you would calculate these amounts.

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5) To divide something in half, you can either divide it by 2, or you
can multiply it by 1/2 - either way you will get the same answer. If
you were going to make 1/2 of a batch of Chex mix, you could multiply
each of the ingredients from the front page by 1/2, or divide by 2.
Using whichever method (x or --) makes more sense, cut the recipe in
half. In the space below, neatly show your work. (Hint: Some of the
ingredients should be multiplied by 1/2 while other ingredients would
be easier to divide by 2.)

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6) Using your favorite recipe from home, write your original recipe on
the first attached index card, and the recipe tripled on the second
card. In the space below, show your work of multiplying each
7)     Rewrite the following ingredients in simplified form.

a) 12/8 cups of sugar ___________________

b) 12/16 tablespoons of salt _________________

c)   2/1 teaspoons of vanilla ____________________

8) If Liz needs 9 cups of Chex to make one batch of Chex Mix and she
only has 4 5/12 cups, how much Corn Chex will she have to borrow from

9) Jakob would like to change the amounts of each type of Chex to be
used in the recipe. He still wants to make one full batch of Chex Mix,
but he wants to use 2 1/3 cups of Corn Chex and 3 5/6 cups of Wheat
Chex. How much Rice Chex will he need?