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For workers in the same tax bracket, the amount of money withheld for taxes varies directly with the individual’s income. When Kyleah worked in June, she earned and had in federal taxes withheld.

  1. What is the value for the constant of proportionality? What does it represent in the context of the problem?

    interest = earnings (constant)The constant is the withholding rate.

  2. If Kyleah had withheld in July for federal taxes, how much did she make?

  3. Kyleah’s mother made and had federal taxes withheld. Is this consistent with Kyleah’s withholding? Why is it different?

    Is the withholding for Kyleah's mom the same as for Kyleah?