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 $2 for 10 ounces of taffy. 9-55 HW eTool (Desmos). Homework Help ✎
Copy the table below and fill in the missing values. Add three more entries.
Amount of taffy (ounces)
Graph the values in the table. Let x represent the number of ounces and y represent the price in dollars.
Is this situation proportional? Explain your reasoning.
What is the slope of the line you graphed? What information does the slope tell you?
Try writing a proportion equation.
Solve for x.
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 (0,0).
The slope, 0.2, tells you that the price of taffy per ounce is $0.20.
Complete the table in the eTool below to graph the points.
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