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# Proportions In The Real World

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### Proportions In The Real World

1. 1. Proportions in the Real World<br />
2. 2. What skills do we need to solve proportions?You must know how to…..<br />Work with fractions<br />Set up ratios<br />Cross multiply<br />Solve one step algebraic equations<br />
3. 3. Example 1: <br />Baking<br />You’ve decided to make chocolate chip cookies for the math club! The recipe calls for ¾ cups of sugar and the recipe makes 20 cookies. The math club has 60 members! How much sugar will you need? <br />
4. 4. Weather<br />A snowstorm dumped 18 inches of snow in a 12-hour period. How many inches were falling per hour? <br />
5. 5. Currency<br />You are going to a trip to Argentina! The currency in Argentina is the Peso. The exchange rate is approximately \$3 = 1 Peso. At this rate, how many Pesos would you get if you exchanged \$121.10?<br />
6. 6. Can you think of another examplewhere proportions can be seen in our everyday lives?<br />