# Suppose that 11 inches of wire costs 44 cents. At the same rate, how much (in cents) will 28 inches of wire cost?

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The cost of 28 inches of wire is 112 cents.

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To find the cost of 28 inches of wire at the same rate, you can set up a proportion:

11 inches is to 44 cents as 28 inches is to x cents.

(11 / 44) = (28 / x)

Cross-multiply:

11x = 44 * 28

Solve for x:

x = (44 * 28) / 11

x = 112 cents

So, 28 inches of wire will cost 112 cents.

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