Solving Proportions

May 29th, 2016
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Gives a basic understanding of proportions with examples

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SOLVING PROPORTIONSBefore we go into solving proportions lets make sure we understand what proportion really means.Lets consider a deal you could possibly make with your friend, Joe. Lets say Joe is willing to trade two ofhis cookies for three of your candies. So, to get two of Joes cookies you have to give him three candies.What if you want four of his yummy cookies? Since you want double the number of cookies youll haveto let go of double the number of candies. You now have to give him 6 candies. Similarly if you want sixcookies, youll have to give Joe thrice as much that is 9 candies. The number of candies will increase atthe same rate as the number of cookies. In other words, the number of candies you have to give Joe isproportional to the number of cookies you want from him.Note that the ratio of the number of cookies to the number of candies stays the sam

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