Proportion Word Problems

Theo wants to use a cookie recipe that makes 36 cookies but he wants to reduce the number of cookies to 24. If the recipe specifies using 2 cups of sugar, how much sugar should he use? Solve the following proportion problems 1⅔ cups 1⅓ cups 1⅜ cups In order to determine her pulse rate, June's nurse counted 18 beats in her pulse in 15 seconds. At this rate, how many beats would she have in 60 seconds? Solve the following proportion problem 72 beats 73 beats 71 beats Rita traveled 1,250 miles in the first 3 days of her trip. At this rate, how long will it take her to travel 1,875 miles? 4¾ days Solve the following proportion problem 4¼ days 4½ days Mary is preparing for her college entrance exams. In a practice test, she answered 12 problems in 30 minutes. At this rate, how many questions can she expect to answer in 150 minutes? Solve the following proportion problem 61 questions 62 questions 60 questions Solve the following proportion problem Ed earned $112 for 8 hours of work. At this rate, how much will he earn for 40 hours of work? $560 $570 $550 An architect built a model of a 220-foot tall building he is designing. The model is 25 inches tall and 10 inches wide. How wide is the actual building? Solve the following proportion problem 89 ft. 87 ft. 88 ft. |

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