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Question

Write a proportion to represent this question: the...

Write a proportion to represent this question: then solve the proportion to get your answer. The candy dish contains only lemon drops and cinnamon drops in the ratio of \( 7 \) to \( 8 \) . If there are \( 28 \) lemon drops, how many pieces of candy in total are in the dish? 

Answer

if 7 lemons = 8 cinnamons

let total candy pieces = x

and there were 28 lemons 

 

then 7/15*x = 28

x = 60 pieces of candy

 

Solution
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