Unit 5: Ratios and Proportions
In this unit, you will study ratios and proportions. These are mathematical concepts you use all the time, probably without even realizing it. Have you ever been in line at a donut store, comparing the number of chocolate donuts to the number of customers? That's a ratio. Perhaps you are telling your vet how many times a week your dog drags you outside for an extended walk. That's also a ratio. Have you ever been driving on a trip, going around 75 mph, and wanted to know how long it would take to reach your destination, which was only 35 miles away? You would find the answer using a proportion. In sports, statisticians use proportions to predict an athlete's production, based on what they've done up to that point. In this unit, you will learn how to write ratios, how to set-up and solve proportions, and how to apply these skills to real-world experiences.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 9 hours.