Posted by **Lilly** on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 3:55pm.

At the store, 6 pencils sell for $.99. At this rate what is the cost of 16 pencils?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 3:58pm
How do YOU think you should solve this?

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**Lilly**, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 4:11pm
i don't know its confuses me

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 4:18pm
Set up a proportion like I showed you a few minutes ago.

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1289766842

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**Lilly**, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 4:24pm
9.9/6 = x/16

or how would i writea proportion for that?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 4:32pm
Almost right.

0.99/6 = x/16

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