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Overview: Number statements that contain proportions are statements that fractions are equivalent. It can easily be shown that 2/4 = 3/6. If the proportions contain variables, they can be solved like any other number statement. The solution may just take more steps. What Are Rates, Ratios, and Proportion? The words rate, ratio, and proportion all […]
Overview: Punnett squares are diagrams designed to predict results of classic breeding experiments. They support Mendelian inheritance, as well as the laws of segregation and independent assortment. During meiosis, chromatids are separated such that each gamete receives only one allele. Additionally, different genes are assorted and inherited independently from on another; the probability of one […]
Overview: It is essential to read a math problem carefully before any other steps can be taken to solve the problem. The process of reading a math problem carefully includes understanding the meaning of any unfamiliar words or symbols, paying close attention to directions, sorting out any information that is not needed, and determining if […]
Overview: Angles and the lines that form them are an essential part of geometry. Understanding the relationship between parallel lines, lines that are not parallel, and the different types of angles within figures is important to determining their measurement. What Are the Relationships Between Angles on a Straight Line? Suppose that three points A, B, […]
Overview: In the United States, two separate measurement systems are used, the conventional or English system and the metric system. The conventional system with inches, pounds, cups, and quarts, is in use in many aspects of everyday life, in carpentry, and in many trades, while the metric system is used in science, medicine, and many […]