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Graphing proportions is to take two ratios and plot them on an (x,y) coordinate plane. You need to be consistent with your labeling. If you use the numerator of one ratio as y…our x coordinate, then the numerator of the other ratio must be the 2nd x coordinate. You can graph as many of these points as are given. If your ratio's are proportional then you will have a straight line. If it is not a straight line when graphed your ratios are not proportional. (MORE)

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Inverse proportion is when one value increases, as the other decreases. For example the number of builders building a wall and the number of days it takes to build a wall are …2 quantities in inverse proportion because the more builders there are, the less time it takes to build the wall (there are more people working on it, so it will be built quickly). As the number of builders increases, the number of days to build the wall decreases. This is inverse proportion. (MORE)

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Partitive Proportion is the partition of a whole into equal or unequal parts based on the two ratios. :))))))))))

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the relationship of one thing to another in terms of quantity, size, or number; the ratio the relationship of one thing to another in terms of quantity, size, or number; the… ratio (MORE)

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A ratio, similar to a proportion, is the value of one number or measurement in relation to another, and is often symbolized as x:y, x/y, or "x to y." Conceptually, ratios can …be thought of as fractions and are often simplified the same way. For instance, if a cocktail recipe calls for 2 oz. of liquor for every 4 oz. of juice, the ratio of liquor to juice is 2:4, 2/4, or "2 to 4." However, 2:4 will almost always be simplified, in a similar way that fractions are, and written as 1:2. The main difference between the simplification methods of ratios vs. fractions is that for fractions, a value such as 10/6 will often be reduced to 1 2/3, whereas ratios will never pull an integer out of a fraction like that. In this particular case, the ratio would be 5:3, 5/3, or "5 to 3," not 1 2/3:3. The subtle, but meaningful difference in the usage of the terms proportion and ratio is that proportions often imply the combined totality of the two values or measurements you're relating as opposed to ratios, which are used to describe the values' relative independence. For example, you would say, "equal proportions," "directly proportional," and "inversely proportional," but you wouldn't say, "equal ratios," "directly rational," or "inversely rational." (MORE)

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A sentence including the word proportional? The quantities y and x are proportional if y/x = k, where k is the constant of proportionality.

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It is the canon law, to which Egyptian artist were mandated to regularize dimensions and scale. A guideline for Egyptian artist to follow. Added 10/03/09: Accord…ing to the law, the human body (as depicted in their art) must be 18 units length to the hair lines and just under 19 to the top of the head. The bellybutton should be at 11 units length. This is beginning the measurement from the soles of the feet. Basically, you take 19 equal-in-high units and you draw the hair line at number 18 and bake sure the bellybutton ends up in the 11th unit. During this period (as stated by the previous answer), it was literally mandated for artists to follow these rules (freedom anyone?). As known to artists, a canon is the basic model or rule that characterizes a style. (MORE)

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Proportion is the relationship between a share or amount of something compared to the whole amount. It basically means a proper relation among parts.

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In Sewing

The term "Proportion" might be to describe the change in size of a pattern, or say a dress, to make it fit a larger or smaller person. As the size of the waist increases…, most other measurements of the pattern would also have to increase in proportion. If you just increased the waist, other parts wouldn't fit together. But you wouldn't necessarily add an inch to the hips if you added an inch to the waist. Another example also might be the need to possibly lengthen a skirt length as the size increases or shorten it if the size decreases. Proportions vary with styles and change with the fads. Another use of "Proportion" could be "In the eye of the designer." Say you had a large ruffle around a neckline. It might look out of proportion if it were too large or wasn't "balanced" by another element of the design. (MORE)

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Principle of art that combines elements in a work of art to create size relationships of elements to the whole artwork and to each other.