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Leala can write a -word essay in an hour. If she writes an essay in 10 minutes, approximately how many words do you think the essay contains?  Homework Help ✎

Change hours to minutes.

hour minutes

Use proportions to solve the problem. Assign the variable t to represent the unknown number of words.

You can simplify the left side of the proportion and make the denominator by dividing the numerator and denominator by . The numerator will also be the answer.

words (about words)