This worksheet presents a series of word problems that explore proportional relationships in the context of fruits and their sales, costs, and quantities needed for serving. Students are asked to solve problems involving the cost of apples proportional to their weight, the number of cups of strawberries needed to serve people based on a proportion, the number of oranges a farmer can harvest in a set time, and the cost of a watermelon relative to its weight. Other problems address the quantity of fruit a tree produces over multiple seasons, the number of bananas needed for fruit smoothie servings, the cost of grapes proportional to weight, and the cost of mangoes based on a given price.
The purpose of the worksheet is to teach students how to solve problems that involve direct proportion. It helps students understand how to scale quantities up or down based on a given ratio and to apply this understanding to practical situations such as pricing, budgeting for recipes, or planning for agricultural yield. These skills are crucial for their mathematical development and for making informed decisions in everyday life, such as cooking or shopping. The worksheet is designed to reinforce the concept of proportional reasoning in a fun and engaging way using familiar items like fruits.