We have been given that Meredith has 8 pens and 9 pencils. Brody has 4 pens and 9 pencils.
We can see that Meredith and Brody has same number of pencils, but Meredith has more pens than Brody.
We can represent the pen to pencils ratio for Meredith and Brody as:
We can compare the pens and pencils proportions that Meredith and Brody have as:
Therefore, is the correct comparison of their ratios of pens to pencils.
to the nearest cubic yard.
The volume of a right circular cylinder can be calculated using the formula;
The diameter of the base is given to us. We divide it into two to obtain the radius.
and also the height of the cylinder is .
We substitute these values into the formula to obtain;