Uncle Wes’s waffles

In case you’re wondering whether my propensity to being pleased by the appearance of puzzles and mathematics in everyday life is learned or genetic, I present you with the following story from my Uncle Wes:

I was mixing up a batch of waffles when I made a mistake. I thought the recipe was 1 cup of mix to 2/3 cup of water. After stirring in the water, the batter looked too thick. Sure enough, upon checking the recipe I saw that I was supposed to use 3/4 cup of water.

I briefly panicked. 3/4 minus 2/3?!! That’s not easy! Where was I going to find a measuring cup that was calibrated in 12ths?

You’ve probably already figured out what I did to fix the problem.

Comments (2)

  1. Brian wrote::

    Are we supposed to answer this? Measure 3/4 cup of water with one measuring cup and then pour 2/3 cup into another measuring cup. The remaining water si 3/4 -2/3.

    If you think about it, subtraction is just the language of measuring cups.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 08:49 #
  2. Rob wrote::

    You know….I didn’t even think of doing that…

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 07:39 #

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