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Howie and Steve are making cookies for themselves and some friends. The recipe they are using will make 48 cookies, but they only want to make 16 cookies. They have no trouble reducing the amounts of flour and sugar, but the original recipe calls for 1 cups of butter. Help Howie and Steve determine how much butter they need. Homework Help ✎

Set up a proportion.

Solve for x. Changing the mixed number to a fraction greater than one may be helpful.