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Assignment: Solving Proportions Investigation
Help Tyler solve each of these problems by writing a proportion, solving it and then writing a sentence explaining what the solution means in terms of the problem. Be sure to show your calculations.
Problem |
Proportion |
Solve It |
Solution as a Sentence |
Tyler earns $7 in allowance every 2 days for doing all his chores on the farm. How much allowance does he earn for 2 weeks of doing chores every day? |
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One of Tyler’s chores is to feed the chickens. Two bags of chicken feed will last 5 days. How many days will 8 bags of chicken feed last? |
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Tyler also collects eggs from the hens each day. On average, for every 4 hens 3 eggs are laid each day. If the farm has 24 hens, how many eggs does Tyler collect each day? |
A tree on the farm casts a shadow that is 5 feet long. Tyler standing next to the tree casts a shadow that is 2 feet tall. If Tyler is 4 feet tall and the shadows are proportional to the heights, how tall is the tree? |
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Tyler knows that the ratio of male to female horses on the farm is 2 to 3. If there are 12 male horses, how many female horses are there? |
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Tyler adds vitamin drops to the water the rabbits on the farm drink. Three drops of vitamins are added to every 4 pints. If the rabbits’ water container holds 16 pints, how many drops should be added to it? |
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