Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples


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Solve for x: 7/x = 28/16

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1. One box of cereal costs $3. How many boxes can you buy with $15?

2. If it takes a team of three painters to paint a 7-room house in a day, how many painters are required to paint a 14-room house in a day?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Practice the skill of solving proportion equations with this interactive quiz and printable worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the application of proportion to solve:

  • Equations with discounts
  • Percentage problems
  • Real-life math problems

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Making Connections- use understanding of the concept of proportions
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about percent discounts
  • Problem Solving- use acquired knowledge to solve proportion practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about proportion, review the accompanying lesson, Proportion: Definition, Applications & Examples. These objectives will be covered:

  • Define proportion
  • Learn the steps to solving a proportion equation
  • Review examples of the application of proportion