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9-18.

If 6 pounds of nails costs \$1.50, how much does 3 pounds of nails cost?

$\frac{6}{1.50}\left(\frac{?}{?}\right)=\frac{3}{x}$

Solve for x.

x = 0.75
Now set up proportions for all other values in the table.

$\frac{0.75 - 0.50}{3 - 2} = ?$

The slope tells you how much nails cost per pound.

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