Proportion Word Problems2

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Proportion Word Problems:

Proportion Word Problems

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EXAMPLE: Sam works as a dental hygienist. Last week Sam made $50 for 20 hours of work. How many hours must Sam work in order to make $70?

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SCHOOL The ratio of boys to girls in history class is 4 to 5. How many girls are in the class if there are 12 boys in the class?

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FACTORIES A factory produces 6 motorcycles in 9 hours. Write a proportion and solve it to find how many hours it takes to produce 16 motorcycles.

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READING James read 4 pages in a book in 12 minutes. How many pages can he read in 2 hours?

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COOKING A recipe that will make 2 pies calls for 2.5 cups of flour. Write a proportion and solve it to find how many cups of flour are needed for 8 pies.

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TYPING Sara can type 90 words in 4 minutes. About how many words would you expect her to type in half an hour?

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BASKETBALL The Lakewood Wildcats lost 2 of their first 7 games this year. There are 28 games in the season. About how many games would you expect the Wildcats to WIN this season?

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FOOD Two slices of Dan’s Famous Pizza have 230 Calories. How many Calories would you expect to be in 5 slices of the same pizza?

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SHOPPING Andy paid $12 for 4 baseball card packs. Write a proportion and solve it to find how many baseball card packs he can purchase for $21.

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FITNESS Jessica can do 60 jumping jacks in 2 minutes. If Juanita can do 150 jumping-jacks at the same rate, how long would it take her?

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BAKING A cookie recipe that yields 8 cookies calls for 2 cups of flour. How many cups of flour would that same cookie recipe that yields 3 dozen cookies calls for?

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MUSIC A music store is having a sale where you can buy 3 new-release CDs for $25.50. How much would 9 CDs cost?

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TRAVEL An automobile travels 176 miles on 8 gallons of gasoline. How far can it go on a tankful of gasoline if the tank holds 14 gallons?

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COSTUMES If it takes 16 yards of material to make 3 costumes of a certain size, how much material will be needed to make 8 costumes of that same size?

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SALARY If a person earns $2340 in 6 weeks, how much can the person earn in 13 weeks at the same rate of pay?

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FISHING Alejandro and Skylar went deep-sea fishing. They discovered that 4 out of every 5 fish they caught were flounder. If they caught 40 fish, how many were flounder?

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