Solving Proportions

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 Math Writing Guide. Format      your math work as shown in the example, 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

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