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Single-replacement reactions A. Consists of two reactants producing two products B. Involve a single product C. Occur when any metal can replace any other metal D. Are restricted to metals

The answer 

the main rule
A  —– B
A is the reactants  and B the products of a reaction
the number of atome of the elements of A must be equal to the number of atome of the elements of B
in our case
to balance the equation
a0 KI + a1 Pb(NO3)2 → a2 PbI2 + a3 KNO3
 2KI      +   Pb(NO3)2  →     PbI2 +     2KNO3
proof

A (reactants ) ——————– B (products)

 2KI means  2K,   2I             PbI2 :   2I,  2KNO3:  2K ( K and I are balanced) 
 Pb(NO3)2:
1 Pb, 2 NO3                         PbI2 and 2KNO3:  
                                             1Pb and  2 NO3 (Pb and NO3 are balanced)

finally 
 a0= 2,  a1= 1, a2= 1, a3=2                            
            

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