Concept (1)

We can find unknown quantities when we know similar ratios for comparison, using proportions. We find proportions often in word problems, for example those involving baking ingredients, and in comparing similar figures in Geometry. We can represent an unknown quantity in a proportion with a variable, and then solve it using one-step, two-step, or multi-step equation methods.

Sample Problems (8)

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Solve:

 -5 = t 2 -8
Problem 1
How to solve proportions when x is in the numerator.

Solve:

 m + 3 = 12 5 4
Problem 2
How to solve proportions when one numerator is an expression with x.
Problem 4
Technique for turning percent problems into proportions that can be solved with cross multiplication
Problem 5
Shortcuts for using "mental math" to solve proportional relationships
Problem 6
How to solve proportions using cross multiplication
Problem 7
Turning ratio notation with a colon into a fractional representation of a proportional word problem
Problem 8
Geometry similar triangles problems that are solved using proportions