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## The correct answer is 1 1/3!

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## Working out

We asked you: if your recipe calls for 2/3 cup of milk, and you need to double it, how many cups do you need?

Step 1

To set this problem up you can turn the number you want to multiply your fraction by, in this case two, into a fraction. This
would be 2/1 because 2 ÷ 1 = 2. We can now look at the problem like this: 2/3 x 2/1

Step 2

Next, you can make it into one fraction by multiplying the numerators together first (2 x 2 = 4) and then the denominators together (3 x 1 = 3). This should give you 4/3.

Step 3

Finally, 4/3 can be simplified to give the answer of 1 1/3

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## Competition 1

You buy a new car for £9,000. You pay a deposit of £3,200 and the rest in 20 monthly instalments. How much are your monthly repayments?

## Competition 2

If your recipe calls for 2/3 cup of milk and you need to double it, how many cups do you need?

## Competition 3

You save £2,000 into a bank account with an interest rate of 5% per annum, how much money will you have in the account after one year?