# SOLUTION: Need help with a word problem please. A machine produces 195 bolts in 20 minutes. At the same rate, how many minutes would it take to produce 312 bolts? Thank you My try: I

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 Question 205968: Need help with a word problem please. A machine produces 195 bolts in 20 minutes. At the same rate, how many minutes would it take to produce 312 bolts? Thank you My try: I think this is a proportion, but not sure how to set it up. Answer by dyakobovitch(40)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You are right, it is a proportion! This question is purely a ratio problem. Your ratio is (195 bolts)/(20 minutes)=(312 bolts)/(X minutes) Cross-multiplying and solving for x, you get 32 minutes. --David