Solving Problems with Equivalent Ratios – Practice Problems

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After this lesson, you will be able to visually solve real-world problems with equivalent ratios using tape diagrams.

The lesson begins by teaching you that ratio problems can be visualized and solved using tape diagrams. It leads you to learn how to solve ratio problems using tape diagrams and find the value of each piece of tape. It concludes with noting that visual representations can be efficient when solving problems with equivalent ratios.

Learn about solving ratio problems by helping Paul give the best care possible to his plant.

This video includes key concepts, notation, and vocabulary such as ratio (a relationship between two non-negative numbers, both of which are not zero); a tape diagram (a visual representation of a ratio); and equivalent ratios (two ratios that are equal).

Before watching this video, you should already be familiar with ratios and how to represent them visually using tape diagrams.

After watching this video, you will be prepared to learn how to solve unit rate problems, including those involving unit pricing and speed; how to find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100; and how to use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units.

Common Core Standard(s) in focus: 6.RP.A.1 and 6.RP.A.3
A video intended for math students in the 6th grade
Recommended for students who are 11 - 12 years old

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Use tape diagrams and equivalent ratios to solve problems.
Use tape diagrams to solve the given ratio problem.
Determine the total number of Venus fly traps and roses in Paul's shop.
Calculate the solution to the following problems using tape diagrams.
Create a tape diagram to represent the given ratios.
Confirm or correct the solution to each word problem.