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## Determine If Ratios Are Equal

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## Examples

Are the following ratios equal?

and

To express the ratio ' to ' as a fraction, place over and reduce

To express the ratio ' to ' as a fraction, place over and reduce

is not equal to

Are the following ratios equal?

and

To express the ratio ' to ' as a fraction, place over and reduce

To express the ratio ' to ' as a fraction, place over and reduce

can be reduced, since is a factor of both and :

The fraction is now in lowest terms

can be reduced, since is a factor of both and :

The fraction is now in lowest terms

is equal to

Are the following ratios equal?

and

To express the ratio ' to ' as a fraction, place over and reduce

To express the ratio ' to ' as a fraction, place over and reduce

can be reduced, since is a factor of both and :

The fraction is now in lowest terms

can be reduced, since is a factor of both and :

The fraction is now in lowest terms

is not equal to