Two school clubs are selling plants to raise money for a trip. The juggling club started out with 250 plants and had 30 left after selling them for 7 days. The mock trial club started out with 450 plants and had 50 left after selling them for 8 days. Compare the rates at which the two clubs are selling their plants. If the two clubs started selling plants at the same time, which club will sell out of plants first? Explain.

Determine how many plants the juggling club has sold.

Calculate the average number of plants the juggling club sold per day.

Determine how many plants the mock trial club has sold.

Calculate the average number of plants the mock trial club sold per day.

Describe the rates at which the two clubs sold their plants. Compare the kinds of numbers that represent days, plants, and rates.

Calculate how long it will take the juggling club to sell its remaining plants.

Calculate how long it will take the mock trial club to sell its remaining plants.

Explain which club will sell out of plants first.

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