Proportions Objectives: 1) solve equations with variables in numerators 2) Solve equations with variables in denominators.

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Proportions Objectives: 1) solve equations with variables in numerators 2) Solve equations with variables in denominators

Terminology Ratio: comparison of two numbers by division (commonly expressed as a fraction ) – Ratios can also be expressed as a:b or a to b Proportion: equation stating two ratios are equal To solve a proportion, multiply both sides by the LCM of the denominators. This will eliminate all fractions.

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Example 4: In a shipment of 400 parts, 14 were found to be defective. How many defective parts should be expected in a shipment of 100?

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