# Proportions

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• ## Solving proportions

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Solving Proportions MATT222 Intermediate Algebra A comparison of two numbers is referred to as a ratio, similar to fractions that can be reduced to lowest terms and then converted into a ratio of integers. Ratios allow one to compare sizes of two quantities and unit measurements. Any statement expressing the equality of two ratios is known as a proportion, which is used in numerous formulas in today’s real world settings and applications. Using proportions is an effective

• ## Average And Long Distance Runner

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Average Sprinter’s weight- 58.78kg - (0.73 x 7)= 53.73 kg Average Long distance runner weight- 48.9 kg + 5.14= 54.04kg + 5.14= 59.18kg Average Sprinter’s leg calves circ.- 37.5 cm - 2.37= 35.13 cm - 2.37= 32.76 cm Average Long distance runner’s leg calves circ.- 32.2 cm + 2.02= 34.22 cm +2.02= 36.24cm Average Sprinter’s quad circ.- 59.5 cm - (0.96 x 4)= 55.66 cm Average Long distance runner’s quad circ.- 48.1 cm + (3.8 x 3)= 59.5 cm Average Sprinter’s chest circ.- 73.4 cm - 3.43= 69

• ## Beowulf: The Proportion Of A Hero

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regular poem nor is it formatted as a novel. Epic proportions of a hero can be described as exhibiting character traits, or qualities that reflect important ideals of society. Another example is performing courageous sometimes superhuman deeds that reflect the values of era, such as Beowulf coming to Denmark to protect Herot. Performing actions that often determine the fate of a nation or a group of people is another way to describe Epic Proportions. Beowulf lived out this example to the fullest, simply

• ## The Disaster Of Historic Proportions

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snowmobile; drunk men diving out of second-floor windows into six-foot snowbanks; windows that merely frame a wall of snow. But for those of us living here, it’s not a pretty picture. We are being devastated by a slow-motion natural disaster of historic proportions. The disaster is eerily quiet. There are no floating bodies or vistas of destroyed homes. But there’s no denying that this is a catastrophe. In just three weeks, between Jan. 27 and Feb. 15, we have had four epic blizzards — seven feet of precipitation

• ## Increasing Proportion Of The Elderly

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Abstract: Increasing proportion of the elderly population in the society has extensive effects on all components of the criminal justice system, including corrections. “Almost 500, 000 people age 50 and older are arrested every year in the United States.” (Aday, 2003). Ob-viously, an increasing number of older population that commit violent offenses in-creases the number of people entering prison. In 2006, of the 145, 416 prisoners housed in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 16,066 or 11

• ## Increasing The Proportion Of Women

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Increasing the proportion of women in senior positions “The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.” Bella Abzug (1920-1998), American Politician & Social Activist 1. INTRODUCTION After years of discussions about gender equity and women’s rights the problem of the absence of women in senior positions still remains a topic of debate. As Bella Abzug, an American Politician, has already said the job performance of employees should not be defined

• ## A Catastrophe of Pandemic Proportions Essay

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A Catastrophe of Pandemic Proportions   A Catastrophe of Pandemic Proportions It is the year 2018. The future that once looked bright is now filled with devastation. Two years ago a small pox epidemic swept through the United States in the worst act of terrorism we have ever seen. Due to the belief small pox was gone for good, children were no longer vaccinated. If only we knew the enemy was manufacturing this virus as a lethal weapon to be unleashed in the United States. I do not

• ## Obesity Is An Epidemic Of Growing Proportions

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Obesity in the United States is an epidemic of growing proportions. According to the Center for Disease Control more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. ("Adult Obesity Facts", 2014). Obesity is defined as a body mass index or BMI, over 30. A person’s height and weight are used to determine BMI but does not measure how much body fat a person has. There are several factors that play into the lifestyle of obese patients. The Center for Disease Control have outlined important

• ## The Population Of Canada And The Proportion Of Seniors

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The population of Canada regularly changes in pattern and growth and the proportion of seniors in Canada is increasing (Refer to Appendix A). The life expectancy of Canadians has increased greatly for both males and females. The number of seniors peaked in the year 2013 to 5.4 million which is approximately 15.3% of the total population (1). It is also projected that by 2056, 25% of the population of Canada (13 million) will be aged 65 years and older (Refer to Appendix B) (2). 1A. Seniors in Canada

• ## The Food Proportions Of The United States

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In the United States there are some stereotypes that come from other countries: outrageous food proportion sizes, extreme sense of nationality, gun obsessions, etc. The food proportions seem to be one of the most popular ones and along with that, the obsession with meat. This borderline obsession with meat has miniscule benefits; however plant-based diets are bustling with numerous advantages. A happier body and mind starts with a plant based diet; a healthier body as well as a happy one. Which is

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