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So-hee owns a greenhouse and wants to buy carrot seeds. For $59.95 she can buy 1 pound of seeds. For $26.95, she can buy 1/4 pound if seeds. Is this proportional?

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Solution:

1. Given:

- Cost for 1 pound of seeds:59.95 USD

- Cost for 1/4 pound of seeds:26.95 USD

2. Calculate the cost per pound for the second option:

- For 1/4 pound:26.95 USD

- Therefore, for 1 pound (4 quarters):4 \times 26.95 = 107.80 USD

3. Compare the two costs per pound:

- First option:59.95 USD per pound

- Second option:107.80 USD per pound

4. Since59.95 USD is not equal to 107.80 USD, the prices are not proportional.

1. Given:

- Cost for 1 pound of seeds:

- Cost for 1/4 pound of seeds:

2. Calculate the cost per pound for the second option:

- For 1/4 pound:

- Therefore, for 1 pound (4 quarters):

3. Compare the two costs per pound:

- First option:

- Second option:

4. Since

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