Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 6 - Section 6.2 - Proportions - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check: 1


$\frac{4.2}{8.4}=\frac{1}{2}$ is called a [proportion] while $\frac{7}{8}$ is a [ratio].

Work Step by Step

A proportion is an equality statement with a left-hand side, right-hand side, and an equals sign, and the left-hand side and the right-hand side are ratios. A ratio is simply a fraction.
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