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Ratios are proportional if they represent the same relationship. One way to see if two ratios are proportional is to write them as fractions and then reduce them. If the reduced fractions are the same, your ratios are proportional. To see this process in action, check out this tutorial!What does it mean for ratios to be proportional?
proportional(Adjective) At a constant ratio (to). Two magnitudes (numbers) are said to be proportional if the second varies in a direct relation arithmetically to the first. Quotation. proportional(Adjective) In proportion (to), proportionate.How can you use rates and ratios to solve problems?
To solve ratio and rate problems you can use equivalent ratios with multiplication and division: Example 1: A survey found that 12 out of every 15 people in the United States prefer eating at a restaurant over cooking at home.Which ratios for a proportion?
A proportion is an equation with a ratio on each side. It is a statement that two ratios are equal. 3/4 = 6/8 is an example of a proportion. When one of the four numbers in a proportion is unknown, cross products may be used to find the unknown number.