Practice setting up and solving proportions to solve word problems.


Chef Rita is cooking for a Sunday brunch. She knows that 22 pancakes can feed 8 people. She is wondering how many people left parenthesis, p, right parenthesis she can feed with 55 pancakes. She assumes each person eats the same quantity of pancakes.
Which proportion could Rita use to model this situation?
Please choose from one of the following options.
Solve the proportion to determine how many people Rita can feed with 55 pancakes.
  • 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