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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?  

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)