# Lesson 6

### Problem 1

For each situation, explain whether you think the relationship is proportional or not. Explain your reasoning.

1. The weight of a stack of standard 8.5x11 copier paper vs. number of sheets of paper.
2. The weight of a stack of different-sized books vs. the number of books in the stack.

### Problem 2

Every package of a certain toy also includes 2 batteries.

1. Are the number of toys and number of batteries in a proportional relationship? If so, what are the two constants of proportionality? If not, explain your reasoning.
2. Use $$t$$ for the number of toys and $$b$$ for the number of batteries to write two equations relating the two variables.

$$b =$$

$$t =$$

### Problem 3

Lin and her brother were born on the same date in different years. Lin was 5 years old when her brother was 2.

1. Find their ages in different years by filling in the table.
Lin's age Her brother's age
5 2
6
15
25
2. Is there a proportional relationship between Lin’s age and her brother’s age? Explain your reasoning.

### Problem 4

A student argues that $$y=\frac{x}{9}$$ does not represent a proportional relationship between $$x$$ and $$y$$ because we need to multiply one variable by the same constant to get the other one and not divide it by a constant. Do you agree or disagree with this student?