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### Course: Algebra basics>Unit 3

Lesson 7: Writing & solving proportions

# Proportion word problem: hot dogs

Mika can eat 21 hot dogs in 66 minutes. She wants to know how many minutes it would take her to eat 35 hot dogs if she can keep up the same pace.

## Want to join the conversation?

• Mika is going to die young…
• So true
(1 vote)
• if mika can eat that many hot dogs she is a hot dog eating world champion and has had many rides to he hospital
• Can't you just cross multiply?
• You Could! Our job is to show the most efficient way so that students know how to do it efficiently on their own!
(1 vote)
• Couldn't you first divide 66/21 and then multiply that number by 35?
• It's okay, but more complicated.
• how do you solve a poportion?
• hopefully, you were able to pass 7th grade-
(1 vote)
• man these videos put me to sleep
• Mika will eat 35 hotdogs and gain diabetes.
• Who eats THAT much hot dogs? :/
And also wouldn't that make your stomach hurt?
I can only survive by eating 1 or 2 hot dogs...
And it looks like that Mika in this math problem is gonna have a ride to the hospital + some surgery.