How Do You Solve a Proportion Using Cross Products?

How Do You Solve a Proportion Using Cross Products?

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Want to solve a percent proportion? Just use the means extremes property of proportions to cross multiply! Solve for the variable, and you have your answer! Learn how with this tutorial.

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Background Tutorials

use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution

Solving an equation for a variable? Perform the order of operations in reverse! Check it out in this tutorial.

Further Exploration

Apply the definition of similarity in terms of a dilation to identify similar figures and their proportional sides and the congruent corresponding angles

This tutorial provides a great real world application of math. You'll see how to use the scale from a blueprint of a house to help find the actual height of the house. This tutorial shows you how to use a proportion to solve!