# Proportion Word Problems

# Make Me a Match

Make Me a Match

Proportion word problems are all about noticing relationships. Do you see a repeated relationship? Then you've got a proportion.

## LEARN IT:

LEARN IT:

Watch out for the same relationship repeated in a word problem. For example, they might tell you that a certain paint contains 3 parts of white paint for every 1 part of blue paint, then ask how many gallons of blue paint you'll need when using 12 gallons of white paint. I see the relationship of **blue paint **to **white paint** used twice here. It's proportion time!

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

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

## PRACTICE IT:

PRACTICE IT:

Determine which proportion matches the described scenario with this Khan Academy practice set.

Practice writing your own proportions and solving them with this Khan Academy practice set.

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