Praxis Math : Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems

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Example Question #1 : Understand Ratio Concepts And Use Ratio Reasoning To Solve Problems

 is  of which of the following numbers?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we need to understand the relationship between percentages and ratios. Percents can be written as a value over a whole. In this case , our whole is one-hundred percent; therefore, we can write the following:

Now, we need to create a relationship between our known value and the number we need to calculate. In the problem, we know that  is  of another number we will name, . Using this information we need to construct a proportion. We can write the following proportion:

We can cross multiply and solve for the unknown variable.

Rewrite.

Simplify.

Divide both sides of the equation by .

Solve.

 

Example Question #2 : Understand Ratio Concepts And Use Ratio Reasoning To Solve Problems

 is  of which of the following numbers?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we need to understand the relationship between percentages and ratios. Percents can be written as a value over a whole. In this case , our whole is one-hundred percent; therefore, we can write the following:

Now, we need to create a relationship between our known value and the number we need to calculate. In the problem, we know that  is  of another number we will name, . Using this information we need to construct a proportion. We can write the following proportion:

We can cross multiply and solve for the unknown variable.

Rewrite.

Simplify.

Divide both sides of the equation by .

Solve.

Example Question #3 : Understand Ratio Concepts And Use Ratio Reasoning To Solve Problems

Calculate  of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we need to understand the relationship between percentages and ratios. Percents can be written as a value over a whole. In this case , our whole is one-hundred percent; therefore, we can write the following:

Now, we need to create a relationship between our known value and the number we need to calculate. In the problem, we know that ore whole number is  and we need to calculate  of this number. We will name this variable, . Using this information we need to construct a proportion. We can write the following proportion:

We can cross multiply and solve for the unknown variable.

Rewrite.

Simplify.

Divide both sides of the equation by .

Solve.

Example Question #4 : Understand Ratio Concepts And Use Ratio Reasoning To Solve Problems

Calculate  of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to solve this problem, we need to understand the relationship between percentages and ratios. Percents can be written as a value over a whole. In this case , our whole is one-hundred percent; therefore, we can write the following:

Now, we need to create a relationship between our known value and the number we need to calculate. In the problem, we know that ore whole number is  and we need to calculate  of this number. We will name this variable, . Using this information we need to construct a proportion. We can write the following proportion:

We can cross multiply and solve for the unknown variable.

Rewrite.

Simplify.

Divide both sides of the equation by .

Solve.

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