Baking with sympy

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Problem: a recipe calls for 250ml double cream (48% fat) and 100ml whole milk (3.5% fat). I only have double cream (48% fat) and semi-skimmed milk (1.5% fat).

How much do I adjust the double cream by to get the same quantity liquid and fat content?

It’s a simple simultaneous equation, so solving it with Sympy is overkill, but developers do overkill best, right?


>>> linsolve([Eq(x + y, 350), Eq(x*.48 + y*.015, 250*.48 + 100*.035)], (x, y))

ie. volume must be 350ml, fat must equal the original recipe.

The answer:

{(254.301075268817, 95.6989247311828)}

Ok, so it probably doesn’t matter!