# Algebra – solving proportions – 2-3 pg paper needed

Solving Proportions

Problems on this attachment

Read the following instructions to complete this assignment:

1. Solve problem 56 on page 437 of Elementary and
Intermediate Algebra
. Set up the two ratios and write your equation,
choosing an appropriate variable for the bear population.
2. Complete problem 10 on page 444 of Elementary and
Intermediate Algebra
.
3. Write a two- to three-page paper (not including the
title page) that is formatted in APA style and according to the . Format your math work as shown in the ,
and be concise in your reasoning. In the body of your essay, do the
following
• Set up the proportion for problem 56 on page 437.
• Demonstrate your solutions to problem 56 on page 437
and to problem 10 on page 444, making sure to include all mathematical
work and an explanation for each step.
• Identify the form of equation you end up with in
problem 10, and explain the relationship between the final coefficient of
x compared to the original problem.
• Incorporate the following four math vocabulary words
into your paper. Use bold font to emphasize the words in your
writing. (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately
in sentences describing your math work.)
• Extraneous
• Proportion
• Cross multiply
• Extreme-means