Ch 47: SHSAT Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions

About This Chapter

Make studying for the SHSAT easier by watching short video lessons in this chapter. Learn more about rates, ratios and proportions then take self-assessment quizzes that test how well you understand the lesson concepts.

SHSAT Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions - Chapter Summary

As you study for the SHSAT, it's good to get an idea of what you can expect on exam day. This chapter covers rates, ratios and proportions to make sure you're ready to answer questions related to the following:

  • Analyzing ways to compare numbers using rates and ratios
  • Solving word problems with money
  • Defining proportion and understanding how to solve proportion problems
  • Performing calculations with ratios and proportions
  • Exhibiting how to solve problems involving time
  • Practicing calculations involving distance

You can watch the videos in any order that works for you and take self-assessment quizzes before or after watching lessons to gauge your comprehension of the materials. A chapter exam is also available to determine how well you understand the lessons.

SHSAT Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions Chapter Objectives

This SHSAT Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions chapter is designed to make sure you're prepared for questions on the exam that address this subject. The resources in this chapter allow you to refresh and test your knowledge as often as possible until you feel confident that you understand the lessons. If you have any questions about the lessons, send them to our experts who are ready to help.

The SHSAT is composed of verbal and mathematics sections. The math section is 75 minutes in length and consists of 50 multiple-choice computation questions and word problems. The test is required for 8th and 9th graders who seek admission into New York City specialized high schools. After completing the test, you will receive a composite score. Schools will use those scores to rank students then admit individuals with the highest scores until they reach their attendance cap.

6 Lessons in Chapter 47: SHSAT Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

1. Ratios & Rates: Definitions & Examples

If we have two items, or two numbers, and we want to compare them, what language can we use? How do we write the comparison? Find out as we learn about ratios and rates in this lesson.

How to Solve Problems with Money

2. How to Solve Problems with Money

Money matters, and knowing how much things cost will be useful no matter where you go. In this lesson, we'll learn the steps for solving word problems involving money.

Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

3. Proportion: Definition, Application & Examples

When we want to compare one ratio, or fraction, to another equivalent ratio, it's a proportion. Learn all about proportions and practice solving proportion problems in this lesson.

Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

4. Calculations with Ratios and Proportions

Even if only 99 out of 100 people need to know how to work with ratios, the odds that they'll be useful to you are very high. In this lesson, we'll practice performing calculations with ratios and proportions.

How to Solve Problems with Time

5. How to Solve Problems with Time

It's amazing how much time can be saved when people work together. In this lesson, we'll practice figuring out just how much time we're talking about as we solve problems involving time.

Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

6. Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples

Let's go on a road trip! In this lesson, we'll practice calculations involving distance, rate and time. We'll also look at how we determine the relationship between distance and fuel.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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