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  1. Use proportional reasoning to solve the following problems. Homework Help ✎

    1. A typical small bag of colored candies has about 135 candies in it, 27 of which are blue. At this rate, how many blue candies would you expect in a pile of 1000 colored candies?

    2. Ten calculators cost $149.50. How much would 100 cost? 1000? 500?

    3. Tickets to 50 home baseball games would cost $1137.50. How much would it cost to get tickets for all 81 home games? How many games could you go to for $728?

Use proportions to set up the problem.

n = 200

Use proportions to set up the problem.

Multiply by a fraction equal to 1 in order to make the equivalent proportions have exactly similar numbers.

Solve for n by multiplying 149.50 by 10.

n = $1495

Use the strategy seen in part (a).