When you double 3/4 of a cup, you get 6/4 cups, which can be shortened to 3/2 cups or 1 1/2 cups. 3/4 of a cup is.75 cups, and.75 cups times two is 1.5 cups. Since an ordinary cup in the United States holds exactly 8 fluid ounces, 3/4 of an ordinary cup is exactly 6 ounces. When you double 3/4 of a cup, you get 12 ounces of liquid in the United States. When following recipes, it’s important to remember that U.S. customary volume measurements are not the same as the British imperial system, even though their volume units have the same names.
Some people may find it easy and natural to visualise fractions when figuring out how much of a recipe to make, but for others it can be hard to do. This problem could be made even more complicated by recipe writers who use fractions instead of whole numbers to write out the exact amounts. Some home cooks will be forced to give themselves a crash course in fractions and wonder how they could have forgotten something they learned in the third grade.
Fractions are parts of a whole, and they are written with a line between the top and bottom numbers. The number on top is called the “numerator,” and the number on the bottom is the “denominator.” There is a line called a “vinculum” between these two numbers.
How to Put Parts Together
It is easy to add up fractions. If the fractions have the same denominator, like 3/4, add the numerators and keep the common denominator. This gives you 6/4. If the fractions don’t have the same denominator, like 1/3 + 1/4, multiply the numerators by the denominators of the other fraction (1/3 + 1/4) and add the results (3 + 4 = 7), which is your new numerator. The new denominator is 12, which is the product of the denominators of the two fractions (34). So, 1/3 plus 1/4 equals 7/12.
When you double or add 3/4 to 3/4, you get 6/4. When the numerator is bigger than the denominator, the fraction is called an improper fraction. Most of the time, improper fractions show whole numbers that are bigger than one. You can turn improper fractions into mixed fractions to make it easier to understand how much of a recipe to use.
How to Change Wrong Fractions to Mixed Fractions
To turn improper fractions into mixed fractions, divide the numerator by the denominator. In this case, 6 4 = 1, leaving a remainder of 2. Write down the whole number 1, and then write 2 as the new numerator over the denominator. Hence, 1 2/4. When you simplify the fraction 2/4 to 1/2, you get 1 1/2.
If you double 3/4 cups, you will get 1 1/2 cups. To make fractions easier to understand, divide both the numerator and the denominator by 2 until one or both of the numbers can no longer be divided by 2. To make fractions easier to understand, you can also divide both the numerator and the denominator by their greatest common factor.
Changing fractions to decimal numbers
Fractions show division, so if you take the numerator and divide it by the denominator, you get the decimal equivalent. 1/2 is a simple example, since 1 2 =.5. To turn improper fractions into decimals, turn them into mixed fractions as we’ve already seen, and then turn the fraction next to the whole number into decimals.
US Customary Measurement vs. British Imperial Measurement
As was already said, an ordinary cup in the U.S. holds 8 fluid ounces. Two US cups are equal to one US pint, two US pints are equal to one US quart, and four US quarts are equal to one US gallon. Even though the names of the units are the same, the increments and measurements in the U.S. customary system are different from those in the imperial system. An imperial cup holds 10 imperial fluid ounces, 2 imperial cups is equivalent to an imperial pint, 2 imperial pints equal an imperial quart, and four imperial quarts equal an imperial gallon. The U.S. fluid ounce is also slightly bigger than the imperial fluid ounce, which is 28.412 mL.
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