# math

At Frugal Foods a loaf of bread cost about \$1 in 1980. In 2013, the loaf of bread cost \$2.50.

1.A ratio is a comparison of two amounts by division. What is the ratio of the cost of a loaf of bread in 2013 to the cost in 1980? *\$2.50/1

2.Assuming the price of clothing increased at the same rate, if the cost of jeans at Cobb’s Corner was \$15 in 1980, what would the cost of the jeans be in 2013?
Explain. i don't get how to do this one

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1. We can use a proportion. Cross multiply and solve for c.

2.5/1 = c/15

c = 37.50

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2. is it \$3.75 because the unit rate is \$2.50/1 and to get 10 you multiply the denominator, 1, by 15 and what u do to the bottom you do to the other so \$2.50*15=37.5 and it equals 37.5/10 which is 3.75

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3. never mind

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4. It can't be \$3.75 because the cost is much more in 2013 than it was in 1980.

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5. thxs

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6. YW

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