Using Proportions to Solve Ratio Problems


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There are 3 green candies and 11 brown candies. Which of the following is NOT a way to represent a ratio of green candies to brown candies?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a proportion?

2. If there are generally 14 wakadoos for every 3 flingadees, how many flingadees would you expect if there were 100 wakadoos?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, we've put together a series of multiple-choice questions concerning the use of proportions to solve ratio problems. When you take this quiz, you'll answer questions about representing a ratio and identifying a proportion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is a handy way to test your knowledge of:

  • How to represent a ratio
  • Identifying a proportion
  • How to calculate a proportion in example scenarios

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a proportion looks like
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve proportion practice problems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on solving ratio problems using proportions

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study more information about this subject, check out our short lesson called Using Proportions to Solve Ratio Problems. Once you complete this lesson, you should be ready to answer these quiz questions and do the following:

  • Explain what a ratio is
  • Discuss what prediction is and how constant ratios can be used to do so
  • Detail the process of cross-multiplication and how it relates to proportions