The Singing Hedgehog Guide to:
Ratio and Proportion 2

           The most important fact to remember is:

           Ratios are NOT fractions

           Here is an example to show this:

James and Michael have 30 sweets.
If they share them in the ratio 1:2
how many sweets does Michael get?
            We have to separate the sweets into two groups.
            The groups need to have three equal portions,
            so that James has one portion and Michael gets two portions.
            Each portion will be 30 3 = ten sweets.
            The sweets need to be divided into 10 and 20,
            so Michael gets twenty sweets.

            So 1:2 is not the same as a half!

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