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A candy store’s specialty is taffy. Customers can fill a bag with taffy and the price is based on how much the candy weighs. The store charges $2 for 10 ounces of taffy.

*8-78 HW eTool*Copy the table below and fill in the missing values. Add three more entries.

Amount of taffy (ounces)

2

5

10

12

15

20

Price ($)

$2

$4

Graph the values in the table. Let

*x*represent the number of ounces and*y*represent the price in dollars.Is this situation proportional? Explain your reasoning.

Try writing a proportion equation.

Solve for *x*.

Does the price per ounce stay the same no matter how many ounces of taffy is bought?

Notice that the graph makes a straight line and intersects (0,0).

Complete the table in the eTool below to graph the points.

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