Problem #1794

1794.

Alice is making a batch of cookies and needs $2\frac{1}{2}$ cups of sugar. Unfortunately, her measuring cup holds only $\frac{1}{4}$ cup of sugar. How many times must she fill that cup to get the correct amount of sugar?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 8 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 10  \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 12 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 16 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 20$

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