How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using a Proportion?

How Do You Solve a Word Problem Using a Proportion?

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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!

Keywords:

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word problem

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proportion

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cross multiplication

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Further Exploration

Write and solve equations involving direct variation

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.