# Solving Proportion Problems

# In Proportion

Proportions are all about equivalent relationships. They come in handy for scaled drawings, rate problems, percentages, word problems, and many other applications. Solving proportions algebraically is a skill you need for the GED and for life.

## LEARN IT

What is a proportion problem? Simply put, it's equal relationships. Mathematically, it looks like equal fractions with a missing value. Solving for that missing value is simple! Just cross multiply to get rid of those pesky fractions, then follow the basic process of solving equations that you learned last lesson.

### Watch the Virtual GED Class video below for a complete explanation and tons of worked example problems.

## PRACTICE IT

Practice solving proportion problems with fractional answers and variables on both sides.

## WORKED EXAMPLES

Beginning 1

Beginning 2

Experienced 1

Experienced

Challenge 2

Challenge 3