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Ch 3: High School Algebra: Calculations, Ratios, Percent & Proportions

About This Chapter

Examine these lessons to gain a better understanding of calculations, ratios, percent and proportion. Get better test scores, raise your grades, earn CE credits, or just go through this chapter to memorize related algebraic terms and formulas.

High School Algebra: Calculations, Ratios, Percent & Proportions - Chapter Summary

This chapter has been designed to provide you with an easy-to-understand explanation of performing calculations, finding ratios, identifying percents, and using proportions for comparisons. Our instructors have divided this chapter into shorter lessons, allowing you to focus on one concept at a time. Within these brief lessons, you can master definitions, run through practice problems, and examine some of the practical applications for these algebraic concepts. You can study all the lessons back to back, or you can refer to the chapter menu to find the specific lesson topics you want to review. At the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define and provide examples for rates, ratios, proportions, and percents
  • Identify how to solve mathematical problems involving money
  • Examine calculations for proportions and ratios
  • Understand the steps for solving word problems using percents
  • Point out formulas for solving interest and compound interest problems
  • Offer examples for calculating discounts and taxes
  • Review sample problems about math combinations
  • Show permutation calculations
  • Determine how to find the answers to time-based problems
  • Establish formulas for calculating distances

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: High School Algebra: Calculations, Ratios, Percent & Proportions
Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

1. Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

If we have two items, or two numbers, and we want to compare them, what language can we use? How do we write the comparison? Find out as we learn about ratios and rates in this lesson.

How to Solve Problems with Money

2. How to Solve Problems with Money

Money matters, and knowing how much things cost will be useful no matter where you go. In this lesson, we'll learn the steps for solving word problems involving money.

Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

3. Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

When we want to compare one ratio, or fraction, to another equivalent ratio, it's a proportion. Learn all about proportions and practice solving proportion problems in this lesson.

Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

4. Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

Even if only 99 out of 100 people need to know how to work with ratios, the odds that they'll be useful to you are very high. In this lesson, we'll practice performing calculations with ratios and proportions.

Percents: Definition, Application & Examples

5. Percents: Definition, Application & Examples

Maybe you know that 95% is an A and 75% is a C. But what do those percents really mean? In this lesson, we'll learn about percents, including how to convert them to fractions and decimals.

How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

6. How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents

100 percent of percent problems can be solved if we follow the correct steps. In this lesson, we'll practice solving a variety of different percent problems.

Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

7. Math Combinations: Formula and Example Problems

Combinations are an arrangement of objects where order does not matter. In this lesson, the coach of the Wildcats basketball team uses combinations to help his team prepare for the upcoming season.

How to Calculate a Permutation

8. How to Calculate a Permutation

A permutation is a method used to calculate the total outcomes of a situation where order is important. In this lesson, John will use permutations to help him organize the cards in his poker hand and order a pizza.

How to Solve Problems with Time

9. How to Solve Problems with Time

It's amazing how much time can be saved when people work together. In this lesson, we'll practice figuring out just how much time we're talking about as we solve problems involving time.

Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

10. Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

Let's go on a road trip! In this lesson, we'll practice calculations involving distance, rate and time. We'll also look at how we determine the relationship between distance and fuel.

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