# Sophia used 1/3 of an ounce of cheese to make 1/12 of a pound of pizza dough. How l many ounces of cheese are needed to make a pound of pizza dough?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Note: *One pound is the same as #16# ounces*

Let's make a ratio of these two statements:

This is saying that for every

To go from

So now our ratio is

We are looking for how much cheese we need when we have a pound of pizza. So, we need to make

*BUT* we need to do the same on the other side

So now we have

or

or

We are almost done! This ratio says that for every *ounces*.

So we convert again, multiplying

So, if you have