Ratios and Proportions in Everyday LifeDate: 05/13/2002 at 07:51:20 From: Tal Subject: Ratios and Proportions How are ratios and proportions used in everyday life? Date: 05/13/2002 at 09:32:57 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: Ratios and Proportions Hi Tal, Suppose you're having four people over for dinner; and you have a recipe that makes enough of a dish for 12 people; but you don't want to have leftovers. How would you change the recipe to make just enough for four people? Suppose your business is opening a new office, but instead of 24 employees (which is how many you have at your original office), this one will have only 18 employees. If you know how much water, paper, staples, and other office supplies you need for a year in the original office, how can you figure out how much to order for the new office? These are the kinds of problems that require ratios and proportions to solve. Does this help? - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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