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Lesson 9 Student Outcomes

• Students understand that a ratio is often used to describe the relationship between the amount of one quantity and the amount of another quantity as in the cases of mixtures or constant rates.

• Students understand that a ratio table is a table of equivalent ratios. Students use ratio tables to solve problems.

Lesson 9 Summary

A ratio table is a table of pairs of numbers that form equivalent ratios.

Lesson 9 Classwork

Example 1

To make Paper Mache, the art teacher mixes water and flour. For every two cups of water, she needs to mix in three cups of flour to make the paste.

Find equivalent ratios for the ratio relationship 2 cups of water to 3 cups of flour. Represent the equivalent ratios in the table below:

Example 2

Javier has a new job designing websites. He is paid at a rate of $700 for every 3 pages of web content that he builds. Create a ratio table to show the total amount of money Javier has earned in ratio to the number of pages he has built.

Javier is saving up to purchase a used car that costs $4,300. How many web pages will Javier need to build before he can pay for the car?

Exercise 1

Spraying plants with “cornmeal juice” is a natural way to prevent fungal growth on the plants. It is made by soaking cornmeal in water, using two cups of cornmeal for every nine gallons of water. Complete the ratio table to answer the questions that follow.

a. How many cups of cornmeal should be added to 45 gallons of water?

b. Paul has only 8 cups of cornmeal. How many gallons of water should he add if he wants to make as much cornmeal juice as he can?

c. What can you say about the values of the ratios in the table?

Exercise 2

James is setting up a fish tank. He is buying a breed of goldfish that typically grows to be 12 inches long. It is recommended that there be 1 gallon of water for every inch of fish length in the tank. What is the recommended ratio of gallons of water per fully-grown goldfish in the tank?

Complete the ratio table to help answer the following questions:

a. What size tank (in gallons) is needed for James to have 5 full-grown goldfish?

b. How many fully-grown goldfish can go in a 40-gallon tank?

c. What can you say about the values of the ratios in the table?

Word Problem

Bill is setting up a fish tank. He is buying a breed of fish that typically grows to be eight inches long. It is recommended that there be one gallon of water for every each of fish length in the tank. What is the recommended ratio of gallons of water per fully grown fish in the tank. Complete the ratio table.