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## How do you interpret a ratio in math?

In mathematics, a ratio indicates how many times one number contains another. For example, if there are eight oranges and six lemons in a bowl of fruit, then the ratio of oranges to lemons is eight to six (that is, 8∶6, which is equivalent to the ratio 4∶3).

### What are the different ways of expressing the relationship of two amounts?

Ratio – A comparison of two quantities by division. Equivalent Ratio – ratios the express the same relationship between two quantities. Scaling – to multiply or divide two related quantities by the same number. Ratio Table – a table with columns filled with pairs of numbers that have the same ratio.

**What are the different ways in which ratios can be expressed?**

Ratios may be expressed in any one or more of the following ways:

- (a) In Proportion:
- (b) In Rate or Times or Coefficient:
- (c) In Percentage:
- (1) Selection of Relevant Information:
- (2) Comparison of Calculated Ratios:
- (3) Interpretation and Reporting:
- (a) Classification of Ratios by Statements:

**How do ratios differ from one another?**

A ratio is a comparison of two numbers or measurements. A rate is a special ratio in which the two terms are in different units. For example, if a 12-ounce can of corn costs 69¢, the rate is 69¢ for 12 ounces.

## What does it mean for two ratios to form a proportion?

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Proportion definition says that when two ratios are equivalent, they are in proportion. It is an equation or statement used to depict that two ratios or fractions are equal.

### Which is a ratio of one thing to another thing?

A ratio says how much of one thing there is compared to another thing. There are 3 blue squares to 1 yellow square. Ratios can be shown in different ways: A ratio can be scaled up: Here the ratio is also 3 blue squares to 1 yellow square, even though there are more squares.

**When are two ratios equivalent, they are in proportion?**

When two ratios are equivalent, they are in proportion. Sometimes you will be presented with two ratios, and you will need to determine whether or not they are in proportion. To solve you need to treat the ratios as equivalent fractions, and see if you can make true statements about their values.

**How is a ratio related to a value?**

A ratio compares values. A ratio says how much of one thing there is compared to another thing. There are 3 blue squares to 1 yellow square. Ratios can be shown in different ways: A ratio can be scaled up: Here the ratio is also 3 blue squares to 1 yellow square,

## When do you find the ratio of two quantities?

It’s a number you multiply by to get one thing from another. But remember, when you find the ratio of two quantities, they must be in the same units . If you know that John and Jim have weights in the ratio 1.2 : 1, there can be confusion about whom is the heavier of the two.