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Old 10-21-2006, 06:29 PM   #21
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Based on the information you have given (several people have asked you to post this word problem exactly as presented but you don't seem to want to do that) - Andy M. is right at 2.7 (or 2.708) pounds of rice. This is based on the assumption that 1-cup raw rice with 2-cups water yeilds 3-cups of cooked rice. This is assumed (roughly calculated) from the weight of the "cooked" rice vs dry weight - remember, weight of the raw rice plus the weight of the water added to hydrate it during cooking equals the cooked weight (with some vairance for evaporation during cooking). Although the general rule is "a pint's a pound the world around" - the actual weight of a gallon of water is 8.345 pounds.

The general rule of thumb is 1-part rice plus 2-parts liquid = 3-parts cooked rice (REF: USA Rice Federation ... and all the bags of rice I have in the pantry).
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:45 PM   #22
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What if this problem was posed not for rice but for grain XYZ which the person has never cooked nor had any previous experience?

I guess the other question to ask the OP is whether there are some cooking instructions for rice preceding the problem or something like that that could be inferred into the problem.
I think my answer is outlandish but working from the numbers/weights given, I think (obviously) it is correct. And I generally assume 4C cooked anecdotally from 1C rice.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:56 PM   #23
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Based on the information you have given (several people have asked you to post this word problem exactly as presented but you don't seem to want to do that) - Andy M. is right at 2.7 (or 2.708) pounds of rice. This is based on the assumption that 1-cup raw rice with 2-cups water yeilds 3-cups of cooked rice. This is assumed (roughly calculated) from the weight of the "cooked" rice vs dry weight - remember, weight of the raw rice plus the weight of the water added to hydrate it during cooking equals the cooked weight (with some vairance for evaporation during cooking). Although the general rule is "a pint's a pound the world around" - the actual weight of a gallon of water is 8.345 pounds.

The general rule of thumb is 1-part rice plus 2-parts liquid = 3-parts cooked rice (REF: USA Rice Federation ... and all the bags of rice I have in the pantry).


What word problem are you talking about?


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Old 10-21-2006, 08:58 PM   #24
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What word problem are you talking about?


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The original poster's question Corey. It is part of his homework, and it has not been written here word for word.
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:47 AM   #25
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Sorry, but I never measured rice by the pound.

Only stuff used for baking, such as flour, sugar, butter, etc..


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Old 10-22-2006, 01:50 AM   #26
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theres honestly nothing left there...the problem is as is...
Beg your pardon Michael, but I didn't get the feeling cookingSoul refused to post the problem word-for-word -- to the contrary, he seems to be confirming above that the problem presented to us is as it was presented to him!

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What if this question was posed not for rice but for grain XYZ which the person has never cooked nor had any previous experience?
Exactly! This appears to me (and Gretchen I gather) clearly to be a culinary math question, rather than a practical question that should be answered based on general rules of thumb and/or experience. It should be answerable based only on the information given, with no assumptions or extrapolations!

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This is assumed (roughly calculated) from the weight of the "cooked" rice vs dry weight - remember, weight of the raw rice plus weight of the water added to hydrate it during cooking equals the cooked weight ...
I agree, however, cookingSoul has not been given either the weight or the volume of the amount of raw rice needed to get 1 cup of cooked rice, has he?

Unless, of course ... the problem's been written in pretty poor English and "1 cup cooked rice" actually means "1 cup (raw) rice, cooked". If the latter was intended (and cookingSoul, I still recommend you get your teacher to confirm this), we have all the information we need, but the lack of meaningful punctuation and standard grammar has rendered this problem confusing at best!
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:50 AM   #27
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This problem is addictive!! And I believe I have come to my senses from some procedure meds and while I think my answer is ridiculously wrong (from a kitchen standpoint) I still think my premise is correct with what has been given to work with.
The other thing that is now niggling at me is that my answer is off by a factor of 3 to Andy's original 2.7--the number of cups of cookied rice you obtain/cup!!
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:11 AM   #28
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...I agree, however, cookingSoul has not been given either the weight or the volume of the amount of raw rice needed to get 1 cup of cooked rice, has he?...

That's the answer to the problem. You need to know this to determine how much raw rice you need to yield the quantity of cooked rice in the problem.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:23 AM   #29
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stop saying its not posted word for word i copied it exactly there is nothing more this is why it is such a tough problem andy retrieved an answer...3 of my friends retrieved an answer...my father retrieved an answer and I retriever an answer...i wanted to compare to others to see if anybody else got the same as i did....

IT IS THERE WORD FOR WORD....now quit saying that it isnt
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:40 AM   #30
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the book merely says rice cooked

also yes if you were in a kitchen and your volume of people coming in from the previous week was like 50 and you used 6 cups of rice you would probably make 6-8 cups and if you had left overs give it to the staff or store it for the next day....this is a culinary math problem and it is not as though my work chef said hey do this and were only going to order this amount....its just a math problem...i do appreciate the help...
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