I tried out some organic sugar from Trader Joe’s recently, and since I had some plain old Domino sugar left over, I mixed the two together. The result got me thinking about ways to visualize proportions. Since I’ve been thinking about mixture problems recently, I thought I’d create my own.
Here we have two kinds of sugar–plain old Domino on the left, and Trader Joe’s Organic on the right.
I mixed up some of the white sugar and some of the brown sugar, and got this.
Now, just by looking at the above mixture, can you tell what proportion of the above sugar is white?