with 3 cups of flour and 1 1/4 water what would the percentage form look like what ratio would this be,

Chet,

The answer depends on how you measure out the flour and water volumetrically. However, if you go to the Mass-Volume Conversion Calculator, at

https://www.pizzamaking.com/FoodSim.htm, you can select different ways of measuring out the KABF (which is in the pulldown menu) and do the calculation yourself. You can also get the weight of 1 1/4 cups of water. As an example, if you use the Medium Measurement Method for the KABF, then three cups of KABF measured out as described gives us a weight of 14.838 ounces. Using the same calculator for the water, 1 1/4 cups weighs 10.438 ounces. That may be a bit high because most people tend not to be careful in how they measure out water in, say, a glass Pyrex measuring cup. They just eyeball it, and usually from above. Technically, one should fill the measuring cup to the appropriate line marks and view the level of the water (the lower meniscus) at eye level with the measuring cup on a flat surface. Now you can see why we prefer weights over volumes

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For the above example, the hydration is 10.432/14.838 = 70.31%. Actually, the dough may seem a bit wetter than that because you are also using 1 tablespoon of olive oil, which also has a "wetting" effect on the dough even if it does not hydrate the flour. According to the Calculator, 1 tablespoon of olive oil weighs 0.474 ounces, or about 3.2% of the flour weight in my example. If you add that to 70.31%, we get 73.51%, which means the dough will feel even wetter.

You should feel free to use the Calculator with your own numbers. If you do, let us know what you get. FYI, the Calculator was the brainchild of member November. However, I helped him with a lot of the numbers because I took several hundreds of weighings of different flours measured out using the different flour Measurement Methods. But, even then, absolute precision is an iffy proposition.

Peter