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9-9.

The lemonade stand at the county fair sells the lemonade at a price of two cups for \$3.00. Complete the table below to find what Paula's family will pay to buy lemonade for all 8 members of the family. Homework Help ✎

Price (in dollars)

1

2

3.00

3

4

5

6

7

8

Since 2 cups of lemonade is twice as much as 1 cup of lemonade, to find the price of 1 cup of lemonade, you must half the price of 2 cups of lemonade.

You can also solve the problem by setting a proportion equation like the one below, then solve for x.

$\frac{\text{2 cups of lemonade}}{\text{3 dollars}} \left( \frac{?}{?} \right) = \frac{\text{1 cup of lemonade}}{x\text{ dollars}}$

To find the price of any amount of lemonade, in the equation above substitute ''1 cup of lemonade'' with the number of lemonades you are looking for.