## Tuesday, October 9, 2012

### Jalaire's Proportion Post

Part 1 - Define

Ratio:
A comparison of 2 quantities that have the same unit of measure.
Rate:
Compares two quantities measured in different units.
Proportions:
An equation which states that two ratios are equal.
Part 2 - Answer using proportions

1. 5 hours to travel 360 kilometers is about _____km/h.

2. Emma saves 28 cents of every dollar that she earns.  Emma earned \$75 last week.  How much money did Emma save last
week?

Part 3 - What are the three ways you can prove that equivalent ratio statements are true?
Way 1
Way 2
Way 3

Part 4 - Video

1. Does this seem fair?
No, I dont think it is fair.

2. With what you know about proportion look and read what is in the image above.  Does it seem just and fair?
No, I still don't it's fair.

3. Why have you made this choice?
Because the homeless guy got sentenced for 15 years in jail for just stealing \$100, but then turned his self in the next for being guilty. As when the other guy gets sentenced for only 4o months when he stole \$3 billion.

4.What would you have done if you were the judge?
If I were the judge, I would've sentenced the homeless guy for only 1-2 months. As for the other guy I would've sentenced him for more than 15 years in jail. Or I would reduced if he returned the money back which he probably didn't.

Bonus question:

How much taller is the trees from the guy walking?
An average kid that is about 14 years old is about 5'6 ft. So, 3 kids his height stacked up on each other will equal the height of the tree. When I figured that out, I multiplied 5'6 by 3 and got the answer of 16'8 ft. tall. So, the trees are about 11.2 ft. taller than the kid walking.

#### 1 comment:

1. My overall impression of my post is that I thought it wasn't hard to make it, because I did lots of posts like this last year. One of the things I did well in my post is that I clearly defined what each word meant and also used pictures with it. Another one is that I answered the questions clearly and showed my work. Lastly, I did well in making my work organized and easy to read. To make my post better, I think I should've explained more in the Social Justice Proportion part, because I didn't use a proportion statement and didn't explain my thinking.

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