Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daphne's Proportion post


Ratio:A comparison of quantities that have the same units.

Rate: A comparison of two quantities measured in different units.

Proportion: An equation which states that two ratios (fractions) are equal.


1.) 5 hours to travel 360 miles is about 72 mph.

2.) As a playgroup worker, if I increase the amount of apple juice I am serving at a playgroup from 25ml to 100ml, how much should I increase the orange juice to, to keep the quantities in the same proportion? The orange juice is 50ml to start.


What are the three ways you can prove that equivalent ratio statements are true?

3/4 =12/16 or 4/9=16/32




*I was having trouble adding the image from the Sargent Park Math Zone. So here is the LINK to the image*

1.) Do you think this is fair? No, I dont think this is fair.

2.)With what you know about proportion, look and read what is in the image above. Does it seem just fair? Why have you made this choice? I don't think that this is fair. I have made this choice because it doesn't make sense for someone(Roy Brown) who robbed the bank for money and now has to spend 15 years in jail, and he only took $100 because he was homeless and hungry. He even realized that what he did was wrong, so he surrendered himself to the police. On the other hand, someone (Paul R. Allen) who was sent to jail for only 3 years for $3 billion scheme that officials called one of the biggest corporate frauds? Its not fair at all.

3.)What would you have done if you were the judge?
If I were the jude, I would make matters fair. I would give (Roy Brown) about 1 year in jail, and (Paul R. Allen) about 15 years in jail. I think that would make it fair depending on how much money they took. The judge in this generation is oviously not fair, why would he give a man who only took $100 because he needed it, 15 years in jail? and why would he give a man who is a fraud for a $3 billion scheme only 3 years?

1 comment:

  1. Good job Daphne ! I like all of your colourful pictures and they really make sense. I also liked how you answered "Task 5" with a lot of detail and I also agree with you, I also think it isn't fair. I like how you have the colours on some of your words, it makes it look very organized. Overall great job ! (: