Unitary MethodTest your understanding of the Unitary Method for solving real life proportion problems with this online, selfmarking quiz. 
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Level 1  Calculations that can be done without a calculator.
Level 2  Calculations requiring written working and the use of a calculator.
Proportion Direct and inverse proportion questions.
Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/Alevel exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.
These problems can be solved using the unitary method. This is a technique in mathematics for solving particular types of problems. It involves scaling down one of the variables to a single unit, i.e. 1, and then performing the operation necessary to alter it to the desired value.
For example if six coins weigh 66g. What would seventeen coins weigh?
Consider the weight of one coin first
1 coin weighs 11g (66 ÷ 6)
Now it is easy to calculate the cost of seventeen coins
17 coins weigh 187g (17 x 11)
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