One gallon of honey weighs approximately 12 lbs. If one gallon of honey is mixed with 5 gallons of water to make tea, how many ounces of honey will be in each 8 fluid ounce cup of tea?

Choices are 1, 2, 3 or 4. (Answer= 2) given: 16 oz = 1 lb, 128 fl oz = 1 gallon

Wow, that’s going to be some really sweet ~~honeywater~~ tea.

You’re making 6 gallons of “tea” (1 gallon honey + 5 gallons water = 6 gallons). Converting that to fl oz, you should have, in total, (128 fl oz/gallon)(6 gallons) = 768 fl oz.

Therefore, a cup with 8 fl oz is 8/768 = 1/96 of the mixture.

By weight in oz, the 12 lbs of honey you put in the mixture is (16 oz/lb)(12 lbs) = 192 oz. How may fl oz of honey will be in 1/96 of the mixture if 192 oz of honey are in the whole mixture?

(192 oz)(1/96) = 2 oz

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