# WRITING AND SOLVING PROPORTIONS WORD PROBLEMS WORKSHEET

Problem 1 :

A jar of peaches weighs 13 ounces. There are 16 jars in a crate. How many ounces does a crate weigh?

Solution

Problem 2 :

Tonya drove 343 miles the first day of her trip. How many days will it take her to drive the remaining 1,200 miles if she continues at the same rate?

Solution

Problem 3 :

A 6-pound ham will serve 14 people. How many people will a 9-pound ham serve? Set up a proportion and solve.

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Problem 4 :

A fine fabric was selling for \$ 10.50 a yard. Joni bought 2 1/3 yards. How much did she spend?

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Problem 5 :

A doctor’s orders are to give his patient 250 milligrams of a pain-relieving medication. If there are 50 milligrams in a capsule, then how many capsules should the patient take?

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Problem 6 :

You have 18 days to complete your math prescription in order to retake the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). You’ve noticed that it takes you 2 days to finish 7 modules, but there are still 24 modules left to do. How many days will it take to finish? Will you finish on schedule?

Solution

Problem 7 :

The next-door neighbors are spending 10 hours a week maintaining their ½ acre property. You are thinking about landscaping your own property in exactly the same way, but it is a 1/3 acre lot. How many hours per week will you have to spend maintaining your property?

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Problem 8 :

A piece of stone on Planet Y weighs seven pounds, but on Earth it weighs only 4 pounds. What would a 130-pound Earthling weigh on Planet Y?

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Problem 9 :

Eighty-eight percent of all people who try to do this ratio and proportion worksheet find they need some help with the problems. There are now 49 people who have asked for help while doing this worksheet. How many people have worked on this worksheet so far?

Solution

Problem 10 :

Write a proportion based on the following information: “A new energy efficient car travels 720 miles on 12 gallons of gas. How many gallons would be used on a 1000 mile trip?”

Solution

1)  208 ounces of peaches in 16 jars.

2)  Approximately 3.5 days will be needed to cover 1200 miles.

3)  9 pounds of ham will be served for 24 people.

4)  He has to spend \$24.5 for 2 1/3 yards of fabric.

5)  5 capsules will contain 250 milligrams of drug.

6)  So, we can finish it in 8.85 days.

7)  So, he has to spend 6.6 hours for 1/3 acre of land.

8)  Weight of the stone at planet Y is 227.5 pounds when its weight is 130 pounds in Earth.

9)  So, 56 people are looking for help.

10)  So, 167 gallons of gas should be used for 1000 mile trip.

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