Practice setting up and solving proportions to solve word problems.


Vito uses 9 liters of water to water 24 flower pots. He is wondering how many liters of water left parenthesis, w, right parenthesis it would take to water 40 flower pots. He assumes he'll use the same amount of water on each pot.
Which proportion could Vito use to model this situation?
Please choose from one of the following options.
Solve the proportion to determine how many liters of water it takes to water 40 flower pots.
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12, space, p, i or 2, slash, 3, space, p, i