How to Solve Ratio Word Problems


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A 5 ounce bag of gummy bears is $1.49. How much should a 144 oz bag cost at that price per ounce?

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1. You've got 60 homework problems to do and it took you 10 minutes to do eight of them. At that rate, how long will it take?

2. The Red Sox have won 3 World Series titles in the last 11 years. At this rate, how long will it take them to win 20 World Series?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet are questions that check your ability to solve ratio word problems. Put your knowledge of ratios, proportions, known and unknown ratios and cross-multiplication to the test by answering multiple-choice questions in these handy assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Showcase an ability to do the following in this quiz and worksheet:

  • Determine how long it takes to walk 6 miles at 3.5 miles per hour
  • Explain how long it takes to complete 60 problems when completing 8 every 10 minutes
  • Determine the number of boys in a room with a ratio of 7 boys to 6 girls and 24 total girls
  • Find the price of a 144 oz. bag of gummy bears based on a 5 oz. bag costing $1.49
  • Determine how long it will take the Red Sox to win 20 World Series titles at a rate of 3 titles in the last 11 years

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz make it easy for you to practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve ratio word practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ratios and proportions
  • Reading comprehension - read and pull essential information from the accompanying lesson on solving ratio word problems

Additional Learning

Paired with these assessments is an engaging lesson called How to Solve Ratio Word Problems. Review this lesson at your convenience to learn more about the following:

  • Descriptions of ratios and proportions
  • Differences between known and unknown ratios
  • Four steps involved in solving ratio word problems