Q: How do you solve percent problems using proportions?
A: Generally, there are 3 main parts to a percent problem: the percent, the part and the total.
The set up is the same for all problems:
part/total = percent/100
(remember, percent means per 100, so it is always out of 100)
Example 1: Finding the percent:
What percent is 75 of 85?
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Q: The ratio of the number of canoes for rent to the number of kayaks for rent is 8 to 5. There are 20 kayaks for rent. Write and solve a proportion to find the number of canoes for rent.
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Q1: If 4 cups of break crumbs = 28 saltines crackers, how many saltines are equal to 1 cup of bread crumbs?
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