MATH SOLVE

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# It takes 10 pounds of potatoes to make 15 pounds of mashed potatoes. At this rate:A. How many pounds of mashed potatoes can they make with 15 pounds of potatoes?B. How many pounds of potatoes are needed to make 50 pounds of mashed potatoes?

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Answer:The answer is: A. 22.5 lbs or 22 and a half lbs of mashed potatoes. B. 33 1/3 lbs of potatoes.Step-by-step explanation:The ratio of potatoes is 1.5.10 lbs potatoes * 1.5 = 15 lbs mashedSo 15 lbs potatoes * 1.5 is: 22.5 lbs mashed potatoes. Divide 50 lbs mashed potatoes by 1.5 to find how many potatoes are needed:50/1.5 = 33 1/3 lbs of potatoes.