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What is a Proportion in Math? - Definition & Practice Problems

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Using the image below as a reference, choose the proportion that best represents the number of animals with bones to the number of animals with bowls

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1. Using the image below as a reference, choose the proportion that best represents the number of dogs to cats.

2. Which of the following is proportional to 2/5?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Curious about how to compare numbers that are proportionate? Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your knowledge of mathematical comparisons between two numbers. When you take the quiz, you'll be asked to identify proportions and solve related math problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following topics:

  • Proportions based on images
  • How to calculate proportional fractions
  • Definition of equivalent

Skills Practiced

Students can use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on proportional numbers
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve proportion practice problems
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about equivalent numbers

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about calculating proportions, take a look at the corresponding lesson, What is a Proportion in Math? - Definition & Practice Problems. This lesson will cover the following topics:

  • Understand how to use proportions to show relationships
  • Learn to use cross multiplication
  • Understand the different ways to write proportions
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