What is Ratio in Math? - Definition & Overview


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What is a ratio?

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1. The ratio 3:4 means what if the first number stands for dogs and second number stands for cats?

2. You've prepared 1 cup of sugar for a recipe that calls for a ratio of 1:8 of sugar to flour. How much flour do you need?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding what a ratio is and how to write them. You will also be quizzed on the parts of a ratio and what they compare.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various ways to write a ratio and what purpose they serve. The quiz covers the following:

  • Ratio
  • What a ratio compares
  • Different ways to write a ratio
  • Fractions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of ratios to define dimensions
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve scaling practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ratios and fractions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about comparisons

Additional Learning

To learn more about ratios, access the accompanying lesson What is Ratio in Math? - Definition & Overview.

  • Understand the purpose of a ratio
  • Explain the parts of a ratio
  • Learn the different ways to write ratios
  • Learn how to scale ratios
  • Understand the purpose of scaling ratios