I am learning ratio and am in 6th grade all ratio please help
* A ratio is used to make comparisons between two things. You can express it in three different ways:
1. As a fraction
2. Using the word "to"
3. Using a colon ":"
Example:You have 3 squares and 4 triangles.
- The ratio of squares to triangles is: 3/4 or 3 to 4 or 3:4
- The ratio of triangles to squares is: 4/3 or 4 to 3 or 4:3
Notice that the answers are different.
* Equivalent ratios
Multiply or divide each term in the ratio by the same number.
3/4 = 6/8 because you multiply by 2. It is the same concept that equivalent fractions.
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