# Solving Proportions Problems Block Quote In A Research Paper

Many "proportion" word problems can be solved using other methods, so they may be familiar to you.

As I go from the high end of the guttering to the low end, for every four-foot length that I go sideways, the gutters should decline [be lower by] one-quarter inch.Since one foot contains twelve inches, then four inches is four-twelfths, or one-third, of a foot.So the length, converted to feet only, is: I will set up my ratios with the length values on top (because I happened to pick that ordering, probably because the length info came before the weight info in the exercise).If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.and *.are unblocked.

I'll use this set-up to make sure that I write out my proportion correctly, and then I'll solve for the required weight value.