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Bethani Gasparine

Using the information in the given table, determine the rate of change in the number of seeds for every orange, and express your answer as a fraction.

Using the information in the given table, determine the rate of change in the number of seeds for every orange and express your answer as a fraction.

So the rate of change needs to be the number of seeds for every orange. So we will put that change of the number of seeds over the change in the oranges. The number of oranges increased by two each time, while the number of seeds increased by thirty-six each time. So what this means is for every two oranges, the number of seeds increased by thirty-six.

Now our question now said, “determine the rate of change in the number of seeds for every orange,” so we kinda have to look at this table upside down. So the number of seeds that change was thirty-six and the number of oranges that change was two. So we want thirty-six over two; however, that does reduce. And that reduces to eighteen over one. So when it says, “determine the rate of change in the number of seeds for every orange,” that means for every orange, the number of seeds increases by eighteen. So for every eighteen seeds, there is one orange.

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