Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.1 Ratios - 5.1 Exercises: 1

Answer

A ratio compares two quantities. We can compare two numbers, such as 10 and 2, or two measurements that have the same type of units, such as 5 Kg and 20 Kg.

Work Step by Step

Ratios can help you see important relationships. For example, if the ratio of your height to your brother’s height is 5 to 4, then you are taller than your brother.
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