Friday, October 14, 2011

Isabel's Proportion Post

Task 1: DEFINE
  • RATIO- a comparison of quantities that have the same units.
Example: What is the ratio of the 5 gold and 4 blue ornaments?

Answer: 4:5 or four to five

  • RATE- a comparison of two quantities measured in different units.
Example: What is the rate of typing 660 words in 10 minutes?

Answer: 66 words/minute

  • PROPORTION- an equation which states that two ratios (FRACTIONS) are equal.
Example: What is the proportion of moving 216 students in 4 buses?

Answer: 54 students/bus

Task 2:
  • 5 hours to travel 360 miles is about _____ mph.
Answer: 72 miles/hour

  • As a playgroup worker, if I increase the amount of apple juice I am serving at a playgroup from 25 ml to 100 ml, how much should I increase the orange juice to, to keep the quantities in the same proportion? The orange juice is 50 ml to start with.
Answer: 50 ml/200 ml

Task 3:
  • What are the three ways you can prove that 3/4 and 12/16 are equal

Task 4:

Task 5:

  • Does it seem fair?
Answer: I don't think it's not fair at all.

  • With what you know about proportion look and read what is in the image above. Does it seem fair? Why had you made this choice?
Answer: I don't it's not fair at all. Because I personally think that the judge shouldn't allow Paul R. Allen to be in prison for 40 months because he doesn't deserve it, he deserves more years and meanwhile on the other hand, here's a guy name Roy Brown who robbed a bank and steal $100 just because he was hungry and no where to stay. I had made this choice because I put my self in their situation and then think what it's like to live like Roy Brown And Paul R. Allen.


  1. Good job, Isabel. You actually wrote the information and took a picture of it which is good. I really like the way where you put yourself in the situation for Task 5. It's cool how you used proportion and other items to show what you mean. My 1 wish is for you to add more colour to the text. Other then that, it's a very good blog post.

  2. Great job Isabelle. I like that you wrote down your proportion statements on looseleaf with colourful font and took a picture of it. I even liked the ornement proportion. Your proportions are very neat and easy to understand and read. Your ornements are also pretty. Also, I like your organization. But next time if you want you can have a different colour font text instead of black. Great job anyway.