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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)

A) 7.5

B) 10

C) 50.5

D) 120

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number of pounds chocolate, n = 2.5x

where x = number of signature chocolate muffins

Convert 2.5 ounces to pounds

Since 1 pound = 16 ounces, 2.5 ounces = 2.5/16 = 5/32 pounds

The equation becomes, n = 5/32 x or 5x/32

n = (5 x 48)/32

n = 15/2

= 7.5

**Ans A**

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