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1. 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 $2 for 10 ounces of taffy. 8-78 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎ 1. Copy the table below and fill in the missing values. Add three more entries.  Amount of taffy (ounces) 2 5 10 12 15 20 Price ($) $2$4
2. Graph the values in the table. Let x represent the number of ounces and y represent the price in dollars.

3. Is this situation proportional? Explain your reasoning.  Try writing a proportion equation.

$\frac{10\text{ ounces}}{2\text{ dollars}}=\frac{2\text{ ounces}}{x\text{ dollars}}$

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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