**Vermont Education Standards**. A proportion is a statement that two ratios are equal. A ratio is a pair of numbers used to show a comparison. To solve a proportion, calculate equivalent fractions in order to be sure the two fractions (ratios) are equal. Read More...

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VT.7.6. Mathematical Understanding: Arithmetic, Number, and Operation Concepts: Students understand arithmetic in computation, and they select and use, in appropriate situations, mental arithmetic, pencil and paper, calculator, and computer.

M6:1. Demonstrates conceptual understanding of rational numbers with respect to ratios (comparison of two whole numbers by division a/b, a : b, and a / b , where b not equal to 0); and rates (e.g., a out of b, 25%) using models, explanations, or other representations. Demonstrates conceptual understanding of proportional reasoning, and fluently moves between equivalent representations of commonly used fractions and decimals.