Using Ratio Tables to Solve Problems

Maple Syrup

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Maple Syrup

A maple tree farmer can get 30 gallons of maple syrup from 65 maple trees.

Make a ratio table to help you solve this problem. The table should show the ratio of the number of trees to the number of gallons of maple syrup for various numbers of trees.

  • How many maple trees would the farmer need to get 144 gallons of maple syrup?
  • How many gallons of maple syrup can he get from other numbers of maple trees?

Ask yourself:

  • What ratio should you start with when making your ratio table?
  • How can you get from 30 gallons of maple syrup to 144 gallons of maple syrup?

 

HANDOUT: Maple Syrup