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Ratio, proportion and percentages

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From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This free course is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • work with simple ratios
  • convert between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • explain the meaning of ratio, proportion and percentage
  • find percentages of different quantities
  • calculate percentage increases and decreases
  • calculate average speeds in given units and find speeds, distances and times for travel at constant speed
  • convert units
  • solve problems involving direct and indirect proportion.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 5 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 29th April 2015
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Mathematics Education
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Ratio, proportion and percentages

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After studying this course you should be able to:

  • work with simple ratios

  • convert between fractions, decimals and percentages

  • explain the meaning of ratio, proportion and percentage

  • find percentages of different quantities

  • calculate percentage increases and decreases

  • calculate average speeds in given units and find speeds, distances and times for travel at constant speed

  • convert units

  • solve problems involving direct and indirect proportion.

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