## Wednesday, October 12, 2011

### Serena's Proportion Post

Definitions:

Ratio-
a comparison of two quantities measured in different units Ex. 5:6, 5/6

part to part ratio
- compares different parts of a group to each other Ex. three red balloons in a drawer to four blue balloons in a drawer

part to whole ratio- compares one part of a group to the whole group Ex. 3 red balloons in a drawer to 16 balloons in a drawer

two to term ratio- compares two quantities measured in different units Ex. 2:3

three to term ratio- compares three quantities quantities measured in the same units Ex. 3:4:5

Rate- is a comparison of two quantities measured in different unit Ex. 45 km in 3h

Proportion- An equation which states that two ratio are equal E
x. \$6/4 pencils= \$15/10pencils

1. Dose it seem fair?
No, i don't think that is fair.

2. With what you know about proportion look and read what is in the image above. Dose it seem just and fair? Why have you made this choice?
I made this choice because the man who stole \$3 billion went to jail for 40 months while a homeless man stole \$100 and went to jail for 15 years. That is 12 years more that the homeless man is spending in jail for stealing less money than the first man.

3. what would you have done if you were the judge?
If i was the judge i would have given the homeless man a warning and i would have given him 2 months of community service.