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At the school store, 5 pens sell for \$1.25. Which proportion will help find the cost of 12 pens?

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What do you think the answer is?

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a. 5/12=1.25/x

b. 5/12=x/1.25

c. 5/x=12/1.25

d. x/5=12/1.25

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I say its c

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5 pens / 12 pens = 1.25 dollars/x dollars

It helps to write the units, pens and dollars.
so
I claim a is correct
although I myself would have written the same thing as
5 pens/1.25 dollars = 12 pens/x dollars
which comes out the same

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5 pens cost 1.25\$

1.25/5=0.25\$ Price of one pen

12*0.25=3\$ Price of 12 pens

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