### Intro

Each lesson will begin with a (hopefully) fun hook that will get us thinking about a key ACT math concept in a more creative and out-of-the-box way than the exam itself might normally trigger.

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### Proportional Mullets

Today we’ll cut out an understanding of proportions by looking at and thinking about fantastic, glorious mullets:

Our question today: Which of the above is the truer mullet and why?

If you don’t already know, a mullet is a hairstyle in which the hair is cut short at the front and sides and left long in back. It can be better understood by the magic phrase:

**Business in the front, and party in the back. **

In mathematical terms, we can quantify a mullet’s quality by understanding a simple ratio.

A mullet’s quality can be measured by the relationship between the “party in the back” to the “business in the front.” The higher the ratio, the more splendid the mullet.

**The hairs in the front of Mullet A are 3.5 inches long, while the hairs in the back are 9 inches. **

**The hairs in the front of Mullet B are 1.5 inches long, whereas the hairs in the back are 7.5 inches. **

*Which is the more magnificent mullet, A or B? *

Use these measurements to create ratios and justify your answer.