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kost=x/16,000=0.6

x=16,000*0.6=9,600

at 1200, kost=x/1200=9600/1200=8
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Cost C=a/N where a is a constant of proportionality and N is the number of notebooks.

When C=0.60, N=16000 so a=0.60*16000=9600.

So C=9600/N. When N=12000, C=9600/12000=0.80.

Another way to do it is to use the fraction 16000/12000=16/12=4/3. We know that the cost increases as the number of notebooks decreases and vice versa. So we expect the cost for 12000 notebooks to be higher than 0.60, therefore we need a fraction that's greater than 1 to multiply by, i.e., 4/3 not 3/4. And 0.60*4/3=0.20*4=0.80.

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