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Peggy Sue decided to enter her famous “5-Alarm Chili” at her local chili-cooking contest. Normally, she needs five tomatoes to make enough chili for her family of seven.

  1. How many tomatoes should she expect to use to make her famous recipe for 100 people?

    How many seven person batches would Peggy Sue need to make to have enough chili for 100 people?

    Multiply that by the number of tomatoes per batch.

  2. When she gets to the contest, she realizes that she only packed 58 tomatoes. How many people can she expect to feed?

    How many people does one tomato make enough chili for?