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Q: What is the difference between a proportion and an equation?

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A proportion is an equation in which 2 fractions are set equal. A rate is the ratio of change of two things. Speed is a rate, the ratio of distance to time.

a ratio is a comparison between 2 things and a proportion is a ratio on each side of the = sign

Expression has no answer. a equation has an answer

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Such an equation is called a "proportion".

y = kx where k is a non-zero constant is an equation of direct proportionality between x and y.

a proportion is an equation. a / b = c / d cross multiply: ad = bc then solve

an equation has an equals sign.

An equation can lead to a solution.

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A proportion is an equation stating that two ratios are equal. ex: 3/12 = 9/36 is a proportion.

Root means solution in this context.

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