Proportion is a topic taught in Secondary 1 and 2. In fact, we have learnt about direct proportion much younger.

**DIRECT PROPORTION**

A real simple example of Direct Proportion would be *the more money I have, the more things I can buy. *When amount of money increases, the number things I can buy increase too. (Notice the increase in both things)

Another example, *the less I eat, the thinner I become*, so as the amount of food eaten decreases, my weight decreases too.

**INVERSE PROPORTION **

An example of inverse proportion most of you can relate to would be: the more time I spent on Facebook (PSP, WII, Internet), the less time I have on my books!

Allow me to add in another example of Inverse Proportion, the more I spent, the less I have in my bank.

These are some examples (simple) to understand the true meaning of Direct or Inverse proportion.

In the next post, I will be sharing with you how we can **translate a statement into an equation involving proportion**. I'm also going to highlight the '**tricky' proportion question **in **2008 GCE O Level Elementary Mathematics Paper 1. **

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WOW!!!!!! My whole confusion is finished. Thanks Dude!

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Great,yeahh/;

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thanks! :)

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thanks, i knew all these things but confusion is always with me when i am solving these questions.....

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shubham singh Reply:

October 21st, 2012 at 5:53 pm

thanks now i can get full marks in my activity.thank u very much dude

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i can understand but still it is confusing for me

THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME!!!

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Because of this teaching I got full marks in my test

!!! Thank You For Teaching Me !!!

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awesome

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