Calculations with Ratios and Proportions


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At meetings of the Rough Wood Handlers Organization, every member suffers from 7 splinters. How many splinters will there be when 11 members attend?

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1. A burrito artist can make 14 burritos in 5 minutes. How many burritos can she make in one hour?

2. If the campers at Camp Grilled Meat prefer hot dogs to hamburgers by a ratio of 4:3, and they need 500 hot dogs, how many hamburgers will they need?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using ratios and proportions in mathematics can help solve a number of problems. These assessments give you several sample scenarios of ratios and proportions and ask you to do the calculating.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test your ability to:

  • Solve proportions based on a given ratio
  • Determine the ratio of boys to girls in a class given the number of boys
  • Find the ratio of pets at a pet shop with the information provided

Skills Practiced

Students can familiarize themselves with these skills:

  • Problem solving - calculate ratios and proportions using sample problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on this topic
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to set up proportions with given information

Additional Learning

Watch the lesson titled Calculations with Ratios and Proportions to find out more about:

  • The essential characteristics of ratios
  • Definition of a proportion
  • Uses of proportions and ratios