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# To make a bakery’s signature chocolate muffins, a baker needs 2.5 ounces of chocolate for each muffin. How many pounds of chocolate are needed to make 48 signature chocolate muffins? (1 pound = 16 ounces)

- 7.5
- 10
- 50.5
- 120

## The correct answer is: 7.5

### We are given that 2.5 ounces of chocolate are needed for each muffin

Then the number of ounces of chocolate needed to make 48 muffins

48 × 2.5 = 120 ounces

Since 1 pound = 16 ounces,

number of pounds that is equivalent to 120 ounces

= 7.5 pounds.

Therefore, 7.5 pounds of chocolate are required to make the 48 muffins.

Let us consider option B, If 10 pounds of chocolate were needed to make 48 muffins, then the total number of ounces of chocolate needed would be

10 × 16 = 160 ounces.

The number of ounces of chocolate per muffin would then be

= 3.33 ounces per muffin, which is not equal to 2.5 ounces per muffin. Therefore, option B is incorrect

Option C and D are also incorrect.

Similarly by following the same procedures as used to test choice B gives

For option C => 16.8 ounces per muffin

For option D => 40 ounces per muffin

Which is not 2.5 ounces per muffin. Therefore, 50.5 and 120 pounds cannot be the number of pounds needed to make 48 signature chocolate muffins.

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