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Word Problem Exercises: Simple Proportions (5 problems)

Solve the following word problems.

General Questions

Sam works as a dental hygienist. Last week Sam made $500 for 20 hours of work. How many hours must Sam work in order to make $700?

The Ridilla family plan to drive to their vacation destination in 2 days. On day 1 the family traveled 324 miles in 4.5 hours. On day 2, how many hours will it take the family to complete the 576 mile trip, assuming the travel at the same rate as day 1?

Mary baked a batch of 3 dozen cookies for 40 women at the women's club. Next month the women's club is expecting 60 women to attend the monthly meeting, how many cookies should Mary bake?

Fairfield High School plans to upgrade and buy 450 new student computers from IBM at a discounted rate of $525 per computer. Marion County plans to buy an additional 18,000 computers for other schools in the county. If the county has budgeted 9.5 million dollars for this purchase, have they budgeted enough and what will be their final cost?

Murphy and Abby are trying to determine the distance between two particular cities by using a map. The map key indicates that 4.5 cm is equivalent to 75 km. If the cities are 12.7 cm apart on the map, what is the actual distance between the cities?

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