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Ratio and Proportion 1

If we are told how items are shared then this is a ratio problem.

For example:

is a ratio question. Learn how to do them here.

If we have to work out how items are shared then this is a proportion problem.

For example:

is a proportion question. Learn how to do them here.

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Ratio and Proportion 1

If we are told how items are shared then this is a ratio problem.

For example:

James and Michael have 30 sweets.

If they share them in the ratio 1:2

how many sweets does Michael get?

If they share them in the ratio 1:2

how many sweets does Michael get?

is a ratio question. Learn how to do them here.

If we have to work out how items are shared then this is a proportion problem.

For example:

A car travels 20km per litre of petrol.

How many litres will it use to travel 55km in this car?

How many litres will it use to travel 55km in this car?

is a proportion question. Learn how to do them here.