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The weight of a person on Venus varies directly with his or her weight on Earth. A person weighing 120 pounds on Earth weighs 106 pounds on Venus. How much would a person weighing 180 pounds on Earth weigh on Venus?

A.
120 pounds <<<

B.
159 pounds

C.
176 pounds

D.
226 pounds

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  1. 120 / 106 = 180 / x

    ross multiply

    120 ∙ x = 106 ∙ 180

    120 x = 19 080‬

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  2. x = 19 080 / 120 = 159

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  3. You have to cross multiply by setting the proportion 120/106=180/x(remember you do pound on earth to pounds on earth or pounds on venus to pounds on venus) they you cross multiply 106 times 180 then multiply 120 times x. Then divide the number that has the x next to it 19080/120 = 120x/120 and 19080 divided by 120 is 159. So the answer is B

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