If 8 ounces of steak costs $1.74, how much does 12 ounces of steak cost?

The directions here are: Write a proportion as your first step in solving each problem.

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- Oct 9th 2008, 12:32 PM #1

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- Oct 9th 2008, 12:39 PM #2
ok, follow the hint, write your proportion

the steak costs $\displaystyle \frac {\$ 1.74}{8 \text{ ounces}}$

now what do you have to multiply this by to get 12 ounces in the denominator? or better yet, since the cost per unit ounce is to remain constant, write $\displaystyle \frac {\$ 1.74}{8 \text{ ounces}} = \frac {\$ x}{12 \text{ ounces}}$, now solve for x

- Oct 9th 2008, 12:58 PM #3

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- Oct 10th 2008, 06:20 PM #6

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