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Teachers & SchoolsMathematical Reasoning Drill 6, Problem 4. Which of the following would be the new expression that gives the number of pizza slices available to each person?

CAHSEE Math | Mathematical Reasoning |

Language | English Language |

Logic and Proofs | Algebraic Proof |

Math | Algebra |

Mathematical Reasoning | Analyzing problems |

The number of pizza slices for every person would be 8y over x.

If it turns out later that two more guests come by for dinner,

but the number of pizzas remains the same…

…which of the following would be the new expression that gives the number of pizza

slices available to each person?

And here are the potential answers...

So… what is this question asking?

Well, it’s just about the carbs, really.

We’re getting less pizza when these interlopers – uninvited Turkey-day crashers – show up.

The ratio is just pizzas to people and we’ve added 2 people…

…so we can add a 2 to the x part below and get the right equation – answer is C.

As in… “Carbo-loading.”