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Proportion word problems


Sam used 6 loaves of elf bread on an 8 day hiking trip. He wants to know how many loaves of elf bread (b) he should pack for a 12 day hiking trip if he eats the same amount of bread each day.
How many loaves of elf bread should Sam pack for a 12 day trip?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi