### Home > MC2 > Chapter 9 > Lesson 9.2.2 > Problem 9-55

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

Copy the table below and fill in the missing values. Add three more entries.

**Amount of taffy (ounces)****Price ($)**Try writing a proportion equation.

Solve for

.Graph the values in the table. Let

represent the number of ounces and*y*represent the price in dollars.Is this situation proportional? Explain your

**reasoning**.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

. What is the slope of the line you graphed? What information does the slope tell you?

Slope can be defined as:

or The slope,

, tells you that the price of taffy per ounce is .