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Monday, December 03, 2012 9:56 AM

Title: Percent Proportion Wiki Tags: williamsp1, percentwiki

Approaching Percents with Proportions 1) Write a proportion you could use to solve the following problem. Be sure to include the units. 16 cookies require 1.5 cups of flour. How many cups of flour would 20 cookies require?

2) Rewrite the proportion with ONLY the units.

3) Explain how the units in a proportion are essential when setting up a proportion. It is important because if you don't you could mess up the answer or the proportion. Also it helps you understand what is what. F= flour C= cookies 4) What does percent mean? Part of a whole 5) Write 30% as a fraction. 3/10 or 30/100 6) What is the denominator of any percent written as a fraction? 100 7) Think of percent as part of a whole. What number would represent the whole? 100 or the denominator 8) If I have a bowl of apples and 50 out of 120 are red apples, what is the part and what is the whole in this situation? The part is 50 and 120 is the whole 9) Set up a proportion to figure out what percent of the apples in the previous question are red and solve.

10) Use the units in the previous problem to create a formula for working with percents.

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10) Use the units in the previous problem to create a formula for working with percents.

11) Use your formula to answer the following question: 150 out of 720 students at Cary Academy have been in the All About Animals club. What percent of students, rounded to the nearest whole, have been in the All About Animals club?

12) Make up a word problem that can be solved with your formula and apply the formula to your word problem.

Percent problems can also be solved with equations. Let's apply what we have learned about translating expressions and equations to working with percents. Use your notes in the Equations Unit or the following video to review translating equations and expressions if needed.

1) Translate each of the following. Four less than the product of a number and twelve is eighteen. Three groups of a number is twelve. Five more than the product of a number and six is twelve less than the same number. 2) Now, apply the skill of translating expressions and equations to working with percents. Translate each of the following.

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with percents. Translate each of the following.

• • •

Eighteen percent of sixty

Thirty percent of one hundred is thirty. Five percent of twenty is one.

**3) Translate and solve each of the following. Round to the tenths if necessary. • • •
**

Nine percent of sixteen is some number. Ten percent of what number is eighty. What percent of fifteen is 3?

4) Come up with a formula for solving percent problems with an equation. 5) Apply your equation formula and your proportion formula to the following problems. You should get the same answer for both. • • •

24% of students made a C on their last test. If there are 84 students taking the same test, how many made a C? What percent of dogs are black if eight out of fifteen are black? 73% of the cars on the road are silver. If 425 cars are silver, how many cars are on the road?

Watch the following video and click on the link to answer the reflection question.

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Follow Up: Watch the video "Percent Proportion": http://discovery.caryacademy.org/castreams/2011/01/percent proportion/ 13 min Practice: http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-8/find-what-percent-one-number-isof-another-word-problems (In One Note under Percent Proportion create a page called “IXL Practice”. Complete 8 problems showing all steps in One Note and take a screenshot of the last problem and paste it into the same page in One Note.) Watch the video "Percent of Change": http://discovery.caryacademy.org/castreams/2011/03/percent change/ 11 min Practice: http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/percents/e/percentage _word_problems_1 (In One Note under Percent of Change create a page called “Khan Practice”. Complete 8 problems showing all steps in One Note and take a screenshot of the last problem and paste it into the same page in One Note.)

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