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Lesson 4: Solving Problems Using a Proportion

Use these interactive activities to encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about percents.

Solve a percent problem using an equivalent ratio.

Builds Upon
Student Book pages 159–162


Instructions for Use

Percentages allows your child to see how you can use an equivalent ratio to solve part-whole problems.

Fill in any two of the three boxes (whole, part, and percent). Then click “Compute” to find the remaining quantity using the equivalent ratio:

Part      =     Percent
Whole         100


Using the Proportion Method allows your child to use the proportion method to solve percent and fraction problems.

Read through the introduction and the Examples. Then try solving the sample problems. Once you know how to use the proportion method, solve the 20 questions at the bottom of the page. After you solve each problem, click the “Answer” drop-down menu to check your answers.