







Ratios and proportions 
20170801 

From khurram: what is ratio and proportion? please give a detailed note on this topic, i am really panic of these calculations Answered by Penny Nom. 





The ratio of two ages 
20170315 

From Angel: The sum of Keith's age and Alan's age is 36. Four years ago, the ratio of Keith's age to Alan's age was 4:3. Find the ratio of their present age Answered by Penny Nom. 





The ratio of students to teachers 
20170120 

From Dylan: The ratio of students to teachers at a school is 19:1. How many students are there in each total number of people? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A ratio of boys to girls 
20160612 

From Jasper: There are 600 pupils in a school. The ratio of the boys to girls in the school is 3:5 how many girls and how many boys are in the school Answered by Penny Nom. 





The length of a shadow 
20150801 

From maaz: Hello
I am having trouble with this question:
Lizzie, who is 6 feet tall, stands in her driveway at night, exactly
24 feet from the base of a spotlight, and casts a shadow that is 12
feet long if her friend Hannah who is 5 feet tall decides to stand
next to lizzie how long will her shadow be? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sharing $600 in the ratio of 2 to 3 
20150411 

From Kenneth: Hello:
If two people share $600.00 in a ratio of 2 to 3, which calculations are correct: 2/3 X $600.00 & 1/3 X $600.00 or 2/5 X $600.00 & 3/5 X $600.00?
The denominator 5 is determined by adding 2 and 3 from the ratio.
I thank you for your reply. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratio of gas to oil 
20150202 

From Chris: I would like to find the gas oil ratio for a 2 cycle engine.
I have the gallons of gas and the ounces of oil used by
the engine, but I want to find what the ratio is. For example
I used 5.675 gallons of gas and 5 ounces oil what is the ratio?
Please explain step by step, and I understand there are 128oz in
a gallon. Answered by Harley Weston. 





How do you change a decimal to a ratio? 
20141129 

From Esmeralda: How do you change a decimal to a ratio? Express the decimal 0.2 as a ratio. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios ond percents 
20140813 

From aswathi: if the ratio of cost price and selling price of an article is be as 10:11,the percentage of profit is Answered by Tyler Wood. 





Dealing cards in the ratio of 4:3:6 
20140731 

From aneeqa: Maria, Sofia and Diana shared some cards in the ratio of 4 : 3 : 6. Diana received 14 more cards than Maria. How many cards did Sofia receive? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sharing in the ratio of of 2:3:5 
20140711 

From Muzdalfah: Amount of Tsh 12,000 is to be shared among John,Hidaya and sabrina in the ratio of
of 2:3:5 respectivly.How will each get? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The ratio of 1:1:2 
20140620 

From FREDERICK: 3 girls shared some hair ribbons in the ratio of 1:1:2 what is the total number of hair ribbons if the third girl got 14 ribbons. Answered by prnny. 





Ratios 
20140418 

From Kenneth: Should ratios contain only whole numbers and not any fractional numbers?
For example, 8:1, 2:5 have whole numbers. The ratios 2.5:10 and 1:4.5 do not have just whole numbers entirely.
If it is incorrect to express a ratio with fractional numbers, why are complex fractions correct?
I thank you for your reply. Answered by Harley Weston. 





The ratio of boys to girls is 5:3 
20140310 

From jane: The ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls in the concert hall is 5:3. After additional 28 boys entered the concert hall, the ratio of the number of boys to the number of girls become 3:1 How many girls are their in the concert hall? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing water and wine 
20140119 

From manish: a man mixes three part of water to one part of wine.When he consumes
one part of mixture he realise that the drink is too dilute and hence adds one part of
wine to the remaining quantity what is the ratio of water to wine in the new mixture. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The ratio of two shares 
20140117 

From Kenneth: Hello:
Two people share $100.00 as follows: $25.00 and $75.00.
The two share the $100.00 in a ratio of 1 to 3.
I want to think that the two people share the $100.00 in a ratio of 1 to 4.
Can you explain why 1 to 3 is correct and 1 to 4 is not?
I thank you for your reply. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A ratio problem 
20131031 

From indu: students of a school have been into 2 groups in the ratio 6:11, if the group has 870 students, how many students are there in all the school? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Proportional rates 
20131010 

From Varsha: A province's Ministry of Social services has found that both the number of people needing social assistance and the province's total expenditures on social assistance are proportional to the rate of unemployment. Last August when the provincial unemployment rate was 8.4 %, the province provided assistance to 89,300 individuals at a total cost of 4107.4 million. The forecast unemployment rate for next August is 7.9%. How many people can the province expect to need social assistance next August? What amount should the province budget for social assistance in August? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The ratio of salt to water 
20131006 

From varsha: My name is Varsha. I am a student and below is my question:
1. The brine used in an industrial process is 12.5% salt by weight. What i=
s the ratio (by weights) of salt to water to the brine?
Thank you
Varsha Answered by Penny Nom. 





Golden Ratio 
20130826 

From Mark: Please Help. I'm trying to help my Child and I have no clue on this math question.
Rectangular shapes with a length to width ratio of approximately 5 to 3 are pleasing to the eye.
The ratio is know as the golden ratio. A designer can us the expression 1/3(5w) to find the
length of such a rectangle with width 6 inches. Answered by Robert Dawson and Penny Nom. 





Sharing in a car rental 
20130409 

From Marilyn: 8 persons are planning to share equally the cost of a rental car.
If 1 person withdraws from the arrangement and the others share
equally the entire cost of the car, then the share of each of the
remaining persons is increased by? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The dimensions of a rectangle are in the ratio 5:3 
20130308 

From SM: 4. The dimensions of a rectangle are in the ratio 5:3. If the longer side is 18 cm,
a) What is the length of the shorter side?
b) What is the area of the rectangle? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sharing the profit 
20120514 

From Mafiza: A and B started a business by investing $6000 and $8000 respectively. At the end of the year, a profit of $2100 is made. How much amount will A get as his share of profit? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three metallic cubes 
20120513 

From Pragun: Three metallic cubes whose edges are in the ratio 3:4:5 are melt to form a single cube whose diagonal is 12*square root of 3. What are lengths of the edges(in cm) of the three cubes Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios 
20120420 

From olawale: if 3 boys share y mangoes among themselves in the ratio x : 2x : 3x. if the largest share was 30, find the value of y. Answered by Paul Betts. 





A 3 to 1 ratio of girls to boys 
20120212 

From amanda: At a recent school dance it was observed that there was a 3 to 1 ratio of girls to boys. If 204 students attended the dance, how many boys, and how many girls were there? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios 
20111017 

From Kenneth: Can you think of a ratio that has units that have not canceled out?
Do not use a rate as an example, for example miles per hour.
Would the following make sense? What is the book to student ratio in
a classroom with 20 students and 15 books? Student to book ratio of
20 students to 15 books or (4 students):(3 books). Answered by Penny Nom. 





Dividing the profits 
20110419 

From Tracy: I need to know how to come up with the answers to the following problems. I need to be able to show my work. So can you help me on how to come up with the answers to questions like these. Thanks.
Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests
$9,000, Y invests $7,000, Z invests $4,000. If the profits are $4,800, how much less
does x receive compared to having the profits divided in proportion to the amounts
invested by X, Y, and Z?
In printing an article of 48,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the
larger type, a printed page contains 1,800 words. Using a smaller type, a page contains
2,400 words. The article is allotted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be
in smaller type? ___________
thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios 
20100806 

From Ashleigh: Hi, I am dealing with ratios of me and 9 other students. I was wondering how you turn an arm span and height into a ratio? for example if a person has a height of 62 and an arm span of 63 what would the ratio be for that? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Who is more extravagant? 
20100601 

From likhitha: kunal and ramit have Rs.40 and Rs.50 respectively. Kunal spends
Rs.18 and ramit spends Rs.21.Who is more extravagant ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios and proportions with mixed units 
20100513 

From Kenneth: Is it incorrect to have a proportion with numbers containing units that are not the same on both sides of the equal sign?
Here is an example: $0.07/$1.00 = ?/$0.89 is okay, but if I add a different unit (20 ounces) to one side of the equal sign but not the same unit to the other, is the proportion incorrect?
$0.07/$1.00 = ?/$0.89/20 ounces.
In order to determine the missing amount, the calculation becomes ($0.07/$1.00)/$0.89/20 ounces = $?, but is this proportion correct with the units as they are?
Two dollarunits cancel leaving dollar/ounces equals $?/ounces, but is this correct? Answered by Robert Dawson. 





A rectangle problem 
20100412 

From Charlene: The ratio of the width to the length of a certain rectangle is equal to the ratio of its length to the difference between its length and twice its width. If the area of the rectangle is 25cm^2, then what are its dimensions? Present a non algebraic solution? Answered by Tyler Wood. 





A ratios problem 
20100401 

From Jules: 1a) If 2/3 of the boys and 3/4 of the girls at a party are dancing, what is the
ratio of boys to girls, if all the dancing couples consist of a boy
and girl?
b) If the total number of the boys and girls of the party is 153, how
many boys are at the party? Answered by Penny Nom. 





If 2 is to 55, then 6 is to ? 
20100304 

From patty: Example,
If 2 is to 55, then 6 is to ? How do I begin to figure this out, is is an algebra formula? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A ratio 
20100222 

From manoj: in a dept there are 350 employees and in the other there are 158 find ratio Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fahrenheit and celcius 
20100219 

From Carol: Zack is packing for a trip to Scotland. He read that the average temperature in the Summer is 18degrees C during the day, and 7 degrees during the night. What is the difference between the high and low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit? (F=9/5C=32) Answered by Lorraine Dame. 





A calculation from a ratio 
20090921 

From Rob: How do I calculate the height of a rectangle that has is 16:9 from only the width?
For example a rectangle is 1000 wide, what is it's height if it is a 16:9 ratio? What is the formula? Answered by Harley Weston. 





The ratio of girls to boys in class is 4:3 
20090824 

From Linda: The ratio of girls to boys in class is 4:3. Total of 35 students, how many more girls than boys? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Equivalent fractions 
20090522 

From Jocelyn: give two other ratios that are equal to each
example: 6/9 Answered by Penny Nom. 





The ratio 3 to 4 to 5 
20090519 

From Josey: The perimeter of a right triangle is 42 inches. If the lengths of the sides of the triangle are in the ratio 3 to 4 to 5, what are their lengths in inches? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Hens and roosters 
20090516 

From Rogerson: In a certain poultry farm, the ratio of the number of hens to roosters is 3:5. If 15 new roosters are added, a third of the farm will be compose of hens. Find the original number of chickens. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Two similar rectangles 
20090419 

From Alyssa: The ratio of the lengths of corresponding sides of two similar rectangles is 3:5. the small rectangle has an area of 36 square centimeters. What is the are of the large rectangle? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 1.5:1 rectangle 
20090323 

From melody: I have an origami model that says to use a 1.5:1 rectangle. I don't understand how to calculate the size of paper I need to use. Surely there is a formula to calculate this ratio? Thanks for your help. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A ratio to a decimal 
20081114 

From manny: Express 22 : 5 as a decimal. Round to the nearest hundredth Answered by Penny Nom. 





The ratio of two chemicals 
20081020 

From Nathan: if there is a chemical mixture of 5:2 and the total amount of the entire solution is 1400 gallons, how many gallons make up the stronger side of the solution? I believe the answer is 1,000 but I figured it out in a nontraditional way so I wanted to understand the basic formula used to determine these types of questions.
thank you Answered by Penny Nom. 





A ratio problem with cookies 
20081018 

From nadha: SAMANDHA,AMANDHA AND NICOLE sold some cookies in the ratio 3:4:7
how many more cookies did AMANDA and NICOLE sell than SAMANTHA if NICOLE had sold 91 cookies? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Three equal ratios 
20080926 

From Jodi: For the ratio given, find three equal ratios: 2 miles/8 minutes Answered by Penny Nom. 





The lengths of the sides of a rectangle are in ratio 5:3 
20080829 

From todd: the lengths of the sides of a rectangle are in ratio 5:3 the perimeter of the rectangle is 32 cm find the length of each side Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





A water acid mixture 
20080819 

From Sulagna: A chemical solution is made by mixing an acid with water in the ratio 1:24.
This solution is then taken and mixed with water in the ratio 1:3. How much acid
would be there in 200ml of this final solution? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios and fractions 
20080420 

From Alissa: What is the formula for writing the ration of two numbers as a fraction? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





A widthtolength ratio of 2 : 3 
20080311 

From Stephanie: The national flag of France has a widthtolength ratio of 2 : 3. What is the width of an 18inch long French flag? Answered by Penny Nom. 





For the Canadian flag, the ratio of width to length is 1:2. 
20080212 

From Kelly: For the Canadian flag, the ratio of width to length is 1:2.
What is the perimeter of a Canadian flag that is 12 ft. long?
Are all Canadian flags similar shapes? Explain with a diagram. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How much tax does Zoe have to pay? 
20080211 

From Kelly: Rahsad pays $6.30 tax for a pair of shoes that is priced at $45.
His friend Zoe purchases another pair of shoes on sale for $25 in the same store.
How much tax does Zoe have to pay?
Solve the problem in two ways. Show your work.
What assumptions did you make? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Simplify 63:77 
20071212 

From Selah: Simplify 63:77 Answered by Penny Nom. 





What would be the cost of a 10 in * 15 in canvas? 
20071201 

From Jasmine: a 40in *60 in canvas is sold for $60.00 if the price is determined by the cost of the material what would be the cost of a 10 in * 15 in canvas Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Ratios 
20071107 

From Barbara: There 100 cars in lot A and 20 in lot B, after the attendant moved 20 cars from lot A into lot B. what was the ratio number of cars in A to the number of cars in lot B? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fractions, ratios and percentages all mixed together 
20070829 

From Charon: Example: x : 1/4% :: 9 3/5 : 1/200 Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Three pipes of varying diameters 
20070629 

From JYOTI: three pipes of varying diameters can fill the vessels of 1,2,and 3 L in 4,18,and 48 min respectively. what is the ratio of their diameters?(assume that speed of the flow is same in all the cases) Answered by Sue Dunham. 





The speed at which the conveyor moves 
20070417 

From Sheila: I am trying to figure out the speed (ft/min) of a conveyor.
It has a 1HP, 1200 RPM motor with a reducer that has a ratio of 60:1.
My reducer sprocket pitch diameter is 7.027 and my drive sprocket pitch diameter is 11.474.
How do I use this information to find the speed at which the conveyor moves? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Ratios 
20070122 

From Evan: David's company has 300 employees. The ratio of men to women is 4 : 6 . After hiring 60 new people with a 4 : 1 men to women ratio, what is men to women ratio in David's company now? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





how do i find ratio of 1,000mm to 5m 
20070118 

From Harry: how do i find ratio of 1,000mm to 5m Answered by Paul Betts. 





Two consecutive angles of a parallelogram 
20070117 

From Veronica: The measures of two consecutive angles of a parallelogram are in the ratio 9:11. Find the measure of each angle. Answered by Penny Nom. 





How much lemon oil do you need to make 10.15L of polish? 
20070116 

From Sajad: to make an environmentally safe furniture polish, you can combine lemon oil and mineral oil in the ratio 3:200, by volume. How much lemon oil do you need to make 10.15L of polish? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Equal ratios 
20061213 

From Velkis: 5:18=20:? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios 
20061120 

From Debbie: Business mileage:7,200 Private Mileage 10,800 What is the ratio of his business mileage to his private mileage Answered by Penny Nom. 





Scale factors and ratios 
20061119 

From Maggie: I have a BIG math test coming up, and it's about scale factors and ratios, but i don't understand them at all. How can you tell the difference between scale factors and ratios? and How are they used in the everyday world? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios, proportions and medicine 
20061025 

From Steven: I don't understand why we need to learn about ratios and proportions because i want to become a doctor and i don't know if i'll ever use this type of math. Answered by Penny Nom, Claude Tardif and Walter Whiteley. 





Two gears 
20061012 

From A student: gear a on the left has 18 teeth and gear b on the left has 8 teeth.
suppose gear b makes one complete rotation in the counterclockwise direction. give the angle of rotation and direction for the rotation of gear a. Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Equal fractions 
20060210 

From Dylan: write three equal ratios
3/4 _________________________
Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the ratio of 3 cups to 3 quarts? 
20060125 

From Virjeannia: What is the ratio of 3 cups to 3 quarts? Answered by RoverDaddy. 





Jobs relating to the topics of ratios and proportions 
20050517 

From Alexa: What are some jobs relating to the topics of ratios and proportions other than architects and map makers? Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





The ratios of Business, Accounting and Engineering majors are: 7:8:10. 
20050311 

From John: There are 500 students in a collage class. The ratios of Business, Accounting and Engineering majors are: 7:8:10.
How many Engineering majors are there in the class?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





A regular hexagon is inscribed in a circle. 
20041208 

From Abraham: A regular hexagon is inscribed in a circle. What is the ratio of the length of a side of the hexagon to the minor arc that it intercepts?
(1) pi/6
(2) 3/6
(3) 3/pi (This is the correct answer.)
(4) 6/pi
I found the length of the minor arc to be (pi)(r)/3 by doing a sixth of the circumference(2pi r).But I can't find the length of the radius to finish off the problem. If I knew the radius I would then plug it into the above and then use the radius again to be the length of the side because the triangle(one of the six of a hexagon) is equilateral. But can you show me how to get the radius to be 3? Thank you so much.
Answered by Walter Whiteley. 





Ratios and rates 
20041027 

From Kenneth: What is the difference between a ratio and a rate? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios 
20040405 

From Tim: The ratio of W to H was 7 to 9. The ratio of H to I was 9 to 5. If the sum of the W and H exceeded twice the number of I by 12, how many were W, how were H and how many were I? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Some ratio problems 
20040313 

From Hossen:
1) After James spent 2/5 of his pocket money on magazines, and 1/4 of his pocket money at a football match, he had £1.75 left. How much pcket money did he have in the beginning?
2) A joint of Lamb costs £5.95 per/kg. The price per kilogram is reduced. A joint weighing 1.2kg is reduced by 50p.
A) What is the reduced price per kilogram?
c Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios and proportions 
20031231 

From Frank: I would like to know how you use 'ratios and proportions' in everyday life. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Equal ratios 
20031107 

From A student: In the ratio 3:8=17__, can__be a whole number? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Gears and ratios 
20021117 

From Matt: if gear A has 12teeth and Gear B has 16teeth and gear C has 10teeth and gear A turns 40 times how many times will gear C turn Answered by Penny Nom. 





Student to teacher ratio 
20020828 

From A student: central middle school has 2470 students and the ratio of students to teachers is 26:1 how many new teachers are needed to reduce this to 19:1? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Mixing gas and oil 
20020827 

From Sherry: how do I calculate the correct fuel ratio for a boat motor? 50:1 the oil containers only say how many ounces to add to 5 gallons of fuel to make a 50:1 ratio.(13 ounces to 5 gallons of fuel) I have a 20 gallon tank so what if I add 11.6 gallons of fuel, what formula would I apply to get the correct measurement of oil to add? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios and weights on Neptune 
20020603 

From Janice: The ratio of an object's weight on earth to it's weight on Neptune is 5:7. How much would a person who weighs 150 pounds on earth weigh on Neptune. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios 
20020417 

From A student:
 Medication is givin at 1cc. per 20 pounds of body weight. A dog weighs 16 pounds how many ccs. of medication does the dog get?
 Dr. Lee wants you to prepare 1000 ml. of a 10% dextrose solution in lactaed ringers for diuresis or a patient you have a 1 L bag of lactated ringers and 500 ml of 50% dextrose for injection. How would you prpare the solution?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two triangles 
20020403 

From Scott: Consider 2 triangles: Triangle PMB and Triangle PLA. Triangle PLA is contained within Triangle PMB. Side LA is parallel to Side MB. Point L is located on Side PM. Point A is located on Side PB. If the ratio PL:LM = 5, then what is PB:PA ?? Answered by harley Weston. 





Meg's biscuits 
20020329 

From Tami: Meg's biscuits recipe calls for 4 cups of flour for every 1.5 cups of milk. If Meg uses 6 cups of flour, how many cups of milk will she need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Fractions to decimals and percents 
20011231 

From A student: 2/5 , 4/8 , 4/10 , 3/5 , 6/8 , 7/7 (what is the decimal and percent for each)
1/5 , 1/10 , 1/8 , 1/1 (what is the decimal for each)
100 PERCENT, WHAT IS THE DECIMAL?
The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 1:4. What percent of the class are girls? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios and proportions 
20011126 

From Adam: I am doing a project where I come to this website and ask a math expert about a certain topic. My topic is ratios and proportions. Can you please tell me what your job is and how you use ratio's and proportions in your job. Can you also please explain what ratios and proportions are. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Ratios 
20011121 

From Mike: Simplify these ratios. 7 1/4 inches to 2 feet. $0.02 per $1.75 Answered by Peny Nom. 





Ratio and proportion 
20011010 

From Steve: Where would you use a proportion and/or a ratio in a real life job or problem. Answered by Leeanne Boehm and Walter Whiteley. 





1:5 
20010927 

From Sandy: A colleague and I have a disagreement about dilutions. I seem to remember that I was taught (although it was a long time ago) that a RATIO was written thusly: 1:5 , and read " one part to five parts", for a total of 6 parts. On the other hand, a fraction is written: 1/5 and is read" one part in five" for a total of 5 parts. My colleague says that the ratio reads "one part in five" and is essentially the same as a fraction. Which is right? Have I been doing dilutions wrong all this time? I teach Animal Nursing and need to know where I can find a consise answer to such questions for making up medicated fluids, etc. Answered by Penny Nom. 





66:1 
20010326 

From A student: I need to know how to convert the ratio 66:1 to a percentage. I can not find an answer any where online when the second number is a 1. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios 
20010220 

From Louise: there are 3 people and they decide to share their tips (working in a restaurant) ann gets £180 tony £130 peter £90 total amount is £36 what share should they get. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Books and cars 
20010213 

From Aquilya:
 A pile of books is 96.08cm. If each book is 0.8cm thick. How many books are in th pile?
 2. A car travels 9.84km on 0.6 litres of petrol. How far will the car travel on 3.7 litres of petrol?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Working together on a job 
20001023 

From Nicole: WORKING TOGETHER ON A JOB: Patrice, by himself can paint 4 rooms in 10 hours. If he hires April to help they can do the same job together in 6 hours. If he lets April work alone , how long will it take her to paint 4 rooms? Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Making milkshakes 
20000904 

From Linda: To make a chocolate milkshake, 3 parts chocolate syrup are mixed with 2 parts malt. To make a vanilla milkshake, 2 parts vanilla syrup are mixed with 1 part malt. If equal parts chocolate and vanilla milkshakes are mixed, what is the proportion of malt to milkshake? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Six typists 
20000819 

From Paula Duncan: If it takes a typist 4.5 hours to type 860 words, how many hours would it take 6 typist to do 16800 words? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The side length ratios of some triangles 
20000404 

From Alexis Lockwood: I am doing a project for my Math 30B class regarding the side length ratios of 454590 degree and 306090 degree triangles. I would really appreciate any assistance in answering the following questions, or even direction to an appropriate web site or resource on the matter. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Mixing oil and gas 
20000125 

From Karen: My hubby is ready to use his snow blower and is supposed to use 50:1 measurement....50 parts gas to 1 part oil......how does he do this if he has 1 gallon of gas? How much oil do we use...need info asap.....hopefully you are there! Answered by Harley Weston. 





Ratios 
20000111 

From Cyndi:
My name is Cyndi and i am in middle school in the 8th grade. The questions i am about to ask come from my book. My return address is PR_Angel1@yahoo.com The directions on a can of lemonade mix say to use 8 tablespoons of mix to make 2 quarts of lemonade. Heathcliff wants to make 7 quarts of lemonade. How many tablespoons of mix should he use? and In a recent year, the ratio of men to women in the United States armed forces were about 9 to 1  if there are 90 men in a random group of military personnel, how many women would you expect to find in the group?
 in a group of 90 military personnel, how many of them would you expect to be women?
 what percent of armed forces personnel were women in that year?
Answered by Penny Nom. 





Ratios and proportions 
19991119 

From Rebecca: I'm not that good of a student and I was woundering if there is a shortcut to ratios and proportion. My 6th grade teach tought all we needed to know. I was just wounder if there was an easier way. Answered by Claude Tardif and Harley Weston. 





How many went to the game? 
19990909 

From Lisa Schmidt: If 3/4 more students went to the game than actually did go to the game, 25% of all students in the entire school would have gone. What fraction of students in the entire school went to the game? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Ratios. 
19971126 

From Jennifer Kim: I am a grade 12 math student who would like to know if there is an easy way to solve In a school the ratio of the number of Grade 11 students to the number of grade 12 students is 4:3. If there were 5 fewer students in grade 11 and 3 more students in grade 12, the ratio would be 7:6. How many students in each grade? Answered by Penny Nom. 

