Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.5 Solving Application Problems with Proportions - 5.5 Exercises - Page 366: 35

Answer

No, you cannot use a proportion to solve this problem.

Work Step by Step

A proportion will not solve this problem because weight is not proportional to age. Jim could gain or lose weight by the time he is 50 years old so using a proportion will not provide an accurate answer.
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