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# A proportional relationship or not? (7th grade math)

Potatoes cost \$0.60 per pound is the rate we start with. Since we have a rate, the relationship between the WEIGHT and the COST (our quantities) is proportional. I make a table of values, and we observe how the various rates in it are equivalent. Then, I write an equation to represent the relationship, and plot the line in the coordinate plane.

In the second part, we look at a table of values and a graph to determine whether a relationship is proportional. The situation itself actually has THREE variables: the number of days, the number of ditches to dig, and the number of workers. Looking at certain two variables of these, is it a proportional relationship or not? (Hint: It can end up being either direct or inverse variation.)

Scaling figures and the scale ratio

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