Rate compares two amounts measured in different units.
The recipe above for spaghetti serves four people.
1) What would the recipe look like if it had to serve 10 people?
I would multiply the measurement of ingredients by 2.5 because 10 is 2.5 more than 4.
For example: 1/2 lb groundbeef
1/2 multiplied by 2.5 is 1.25. Therefore the ingredient for 10 people will be 1.25 lb of groundbeef.
2) What would the recipe look like if you only had to serve 1 person?
We know that the recipe serves 4 people. So to serve one person, divide the quantities by four.
For example: 14 oz can of tomatoes chopped.
14 divided by 4 is 3.5. So the recipe for this ingredient will be 3.5 oz can of tomatoes chopped.
Sorry. I know it's so late!