posted by .

Can someone explain to me the general procedure used to identify and set up a proportion problem?

Repost with a specific problem, so we can use it as an example.

I hope this helps a little. Thanks for asking.

The following ratios:
Map scale - distance between two points
75 miles (real): 2 inches (map)
n (actual distance between two points) : 3.4 inches(distance on the map between the 2 points)

I understand the equation and the solution, but need more formal way of explaining the general procedure used to identify and set up the proportion problem. Ex. why 75 is the numerator and 2 is the denominator same with n/3.4... 75/2=n/3.4

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Statistics

    I'm looking for some help with my statistics homework...I'm good with the basics, but I really bombed on my last class anyone?
  2. math

    the problem is 500= 1 --- 1 --- X 2 Your presentation of the problem is unclear. Please repost. If you mean "X squared," that is indicated by "X^2." I hope this helps a little. Thanks for asking.
  3. matm

    How to solve integers? You need to be more specific. What about integers?
  4. Algebra

    can you show me the steps for this problem (2x)to the 4th power (3xcubed)squared I'd like to help you, but I'm not sure what this problem is supposed to be. You can use the symbol ^ when using exponents. For example, 2x to the 4th …
  5. math

    Unless we have the specifics of the problem, we are unable to provide help. Please repost with more details. I hope this helps a little. Thanks for asking. where else can I get help to figure out a math cross puzzle. I can get some …
  6. math,help

    i am having difficulty with this problem can someone help me. Problem #1 Write in simplest form (48a^5b)/(12ab^2) this is what i get: 4a^4b^-1 Problem #2 how do i start it: subtract. Express your result in simplest form (12)/(z) minus …
  7. math

    can someone help me set this up so i can solve. Problem #3 the posted speed limit for trucks along national route 3 is 35 MPH. how many kilometers will a convoy cover after 3.7 hours on the road traveling at the posted Problem # 5 …
  8. Math

    My face is red but I hope to get help with this little problem?
  9. Chemistry (Dr.Bob222)

    The half-life of P-32 is 14 days. How long after a sample is delivered can a laboratory wait to use a sample in an experiment if they need at least 10 percent of the original radioactivity?
  10. chemistry

    I'm confused on number 6 on the take home test. in this problem are we going to use the heat capacity of calorimeter is 2.21kJ/c. I'm confused on how to set this problem up 1)I converted 1.000kg in to grams= 1000g 2) I used q=m*c* …

More Similar Questions