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Proportion Worksheets

Create proportion worksheets to solve proportions or word problems (e.g. speed/distance or cost/amount problems) — available both as PDF and html files. These are most useful when students are first learning proportions in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

Options include using whole numbers only, numbers with a certain range, or numbers with a certain number of decimal digits.

Basic instructions for the worksheets

Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The answer key is automatically generated and is placed on the second page of the file.

You can generate the worksheets either in html or PDF format — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "Create PDF" or "Make PDF worksheet". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "View in browser" or "Make html worksheet". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then edit it in Word or other word processing program.

Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:

  • PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
  • Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.

Ready-made worksheets

Use these quick links to create some common types of proportion worksheets. Below, with the actual generator, you can generate worksheets to your exact specifications.

Easy proportions (can be solved by thinking of equivalent fractions)

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Solve proportions (whole numbers)

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Solve proportions (decimals)

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Simple word problems that involve proportions

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Simple word problems that involve proportions and use decimal numbers

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Proportion Worksheet Generator
Columns:   Rows:
(These determine the number of problems)

Range of numbers to be used in the proportions:
Min: Max:
(for word problems, different ranges are used; see further below)

Maximum number of decimal digits in the numbers in the proportion: 
Answers rounded to decimals.

empty lines below the problem (workspace)

Choose the type of problems:
Proportions [No word problems.]
Use ONLY whole numbers in the problem AND in the answer.
(This overrides the previous selections for decimal digits.)
Word problems [Check the type below.]
For word problems, choose metric, US or both kinds of units to be used.
Metric units (kg, km, liter)
US customary units (lb, mile, gallon)

Range of numbers to be used for distances (miles or kilometers) in the word problems:
Min: Max:

Range of numbers to be used for weights (pounds or kilograms) in the word problems:
Min: Max:
For word problem types, check at least one box.
A car can travel 45 miles on 2 gallons of gasoline. How far can it travel on 5.6 gallons?
A boat can travel 45 miles on 7 gallons of gasoline. How much gasoline will it need to go 78 miles?
A car travels 98 miles in 1.4 hours (with a constant speed). How far can it travel in 7 hours (with the same speed)?
An airplane travels 645 miles in 3 hours (with a constant speed). How much time will it take traveling 1,000 miles?
6 lbs of potatoes cost $12.90. How much would 3.4 lbs cost?
6 kg of potatoes cost $12.90. How many kilograms of potatoes can you get with $8?
Page orientation:
Portrait   Landscape
(PDF worksheet only; the orientation of an html worksheet can be set in the print preview of the browser)

Font:     Font Size: 

Cell Padding:  

Border:     Bordercolor:
Additional title & instructions  (HTML allowed)


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