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Details for problem "Rule of three word problem"

Quickname: 3894

Suitable for K-12 grades: Grade 6 Grade 7

Elementary School, Primary School, Junior High School, Middle School, High School.


Word problems that can be solved by applying the rule of three.


Word problems that can be solved by applying the rule of three. (Beispiel für die Lösung)


Simple word problems with direct or indirect proportional relations. The maximum size of the proportionality constant can be set. For tasks with money this relates to the number of cents of an amount, for tasks involving time this is the maximum number of seconds. The maximum size of the initial divisor (by which to divide to obtain the proportionality constant), the target multiplier (by which to multiply to obtain the value sought) can also be limited. Since the conversion from cents to euros may present an additional challenge, it can be determined whether such tasks are allowed. The number of problems can also be selected.

Topics: Arithmetic Written form

Tags: Division Multiplication Text

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Customization options for this problem

Possible values
Number of problems
1, 2, 3, 4
Whole numbers only
Yes, No
Unit conversion
Never, May, Always
Type of relation
Direct & inverse, Direct only, Inverse only
Difficulty level
Number as absolute value, Number can be increment, Number absolute/increment

Similar problems

Name and direct link
In the form of a table: direct rule of three
Apply the rule of three for a direct proportionality relationship and fill in missing values in a table.
In the form of a table: indirect rule of three
Apply the rule of three for an inverse proportionality relationship and fill in missing values in a table.
Without the initial division, with direct specification of the proportionality constant
Easy word problems that can be solved by applying the rule of three. No initial division necessary, first factor is one.

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