Proportion word problems worksheet

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Name: ______________                            Date: ________________

1. If the cost of 12 oranges is 5 dollars, what is the cost of 18 oranges?

a. 7                                  b. 7.5

c. 8                                  d. 8.5
2. On a map, 1 centimeter represents 50 kilometers. If the actual distance between two cities is 300 kilometers, how far apart are they on the map?

a. 15 cm                             b. 3 cm

c. 10 cm                             d. 6 cm
3. A brand new car can get 50 miles per 2 gallons of gas. How many gallons of gas would you need in order to travel 80 miles to the next town?

a. 3.2 gallons       b. 3 gallons

c.3.5 gallons       d. 3.6 gallons
4. A teacher needs 6 boxes of pencils for 75 students. How many boxes are needed for 50 students?

a. 5 boxes       b. 6 boxes

c. 4 boxes       d. 8 boxes
5. If a muffin recipe needs 4 eggs to make 2 dozen muffins, how many eggs would be needed to make 5 dozens?

a. 20 eggs       b. 10 eggs

c. 15 eggs       d. 12 eggs
6. A doctor working at St. Joseph's Hospital earns 900 dollars for every 8 hours of work. How much will the doctor earn in 38 hours?

a. 3600 dollars       b. 3875 dollars

c. 5125 dollars      d. 4275 dollars

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