What does one part to three parts mean?
Starting With the Solute For example, to make a simple dilution using a 1:4 dilution ratio with a 10 mL sample in a laboratory, you know that one part equals your 10 mL sample.
What does 1 part sugar and 4 parts water mean? To make a smaller batch of sugar water, you might decide that for your recipe 1 part = ½ cup. 1 x ½ cup = ½ cup sugar. 4 x ½ cup = 2 cups water. So, in this example, you would mix ½ cup of sugar (1 part) with 2 cups of water (4 parts).
1 part to 4 parts means you add your 1 part to another 4 parts of water which will give you 5 parts in total.
(†) A “shotglass” is usually 1.5 ounces, but sometimes 2 ounces with a measuring line at 1.5 ounces….Common bar measurements.
Parts” are imprecise measurement units: “1 part” is any equal part of the total volume. It could be 1 ounce for a single cocktail, 1 cup for a punch, or any other measurement.
What are three parts?
1 part to 3 parts means that for every 1 part of an ingredient added, 3 parts of another are added. A vinaigrette salad dressing is a good example. Let’s say a recipe calls for 3 parts oil, one part vinegar. That means for every measure of vinegar added, 3 equal measures of oil must be added.