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Examples, videos, worksheets, solutions, and activities to help Algebra students learn how to solve word problems that involve proportions.

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**Word Problems Involving Proportions**

Two problems showing how to use proportions to solve certain word problems.

Examples:

(1) Jacob ran 10 miles in 80 minutes. At that rate how far would he run in 2.5 hours?

(2) Mark bought 12 cookies at $2.70. At that rate how much would it cost him to buy 20 cookies?

**Algebra Help: Solving Proportion Word Problems**

This video demonstrates how to setup and solve a proportion word problem. We must make sure to have the same units in the numerators and the denominators, then we can cross multiply and solve for our unknown.

Examples:

(1) Biologists tagged 900 rabbits in Bryer Lake national park. At a later date, they found 6 tagged rabbits in a sample of 2000. Estimate the total number of rabbits in Bryer Lake national park.

(2) Mel fills his gas tank with 6 gallons of premium unleaded gas for a cost of $26.58. How much would it cost to fill an 18 gallon tank?

(3) If twelve pairs of jeans cost $513.72, how much would four pairs cost?

(4) If 4 U.S. dollars can be exchanged for 1.75 Euros, how many Euros can be obtained for 144 U.S. dollars?

**Proportion Word Problem**

How to create a proportion and solve it.

Example: Crayola can make 2400 crayons in 4 minutes. How many can be made in 15 min? How long will it take to make 18,000?

**Proportion Word Problems - Math Help**

Students learn that a proportion is an equation that states that two ratios are equal. Students then learn the properties of proportion, and are asked to solve for x in given proportions, and to solve word problems involving proportions.

Example: If a car gets 20 miles to the gallon, how many gallons of gas will it use to travel 180 miles?

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