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Howie and Steve are making cookies for themselves and some friends. The recipe they are using will make cookies, but they only want to make cookies. They have no trouble reducing the amounts of flour and sugar, but the original recipe calls for cups of butter. Help Howie and Steve determine how much butter they will need.  

Per  cookies there needs to be  cups of butter. 

Set up a proportion.

Solve for .

 of a cup