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Students use proportions to calculate the distance from a school to plant young trees so that, when they are mature, the trees will not damage the building in the event of a severe windstorm.

 

Use this worksheet with its corresponding lesson: Using Mathematical Models/Proportions

 

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This worksheet is part of the Solving the Unknown with Algebra program, which includes additional lesson plans and printables.

 

 

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