# Ch 47: SHSAT Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions

### About This Chapter

## 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the SHSAT: Practice & Study Guide course

- Reading Comprehension Approaches
- Writing & Editing Written Work
- Practice Analyzing & Interpreting Texts
- SHSAT Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- SHSAT Math: Divisibility
- SHSAT Math: Number Properties
- SHSAT Math: Number Theory
- SHSAT Math: Factoring
- SHSAT Math: Estimation & Rounding
- SHSAT Math: Whole Numbers
- SHSAT Math: Simplifying Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Negative Numbers
- SHSAT Math: Absolute Value
- SHSAT Math: Integers
- SHSAT Math: Rational Numbers
- SHSAT Math: Inequalities
- SHSAT Math: Operations with Decimals
- SHSAT Math: Introduction to Fractions
- SHSAT Math: Operations with Fractions
- SHSAT Math: Percents
- SHSAT Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Algebraic Distribution
- SHSAT Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- SHSAT Math: The Coordinate Graph
- SHSAT Math: Linear Equations
- SHSAT Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- SHSAT Math: Properties of Functions
- SHSAT Math: Graphing Functions
- SHSAT Math: Solving Word Problems
- SHSAT Math: Introduction to Geometric Figures
- SHSAT Math: Triangles
- SHSAT Math: Quadrilaterals
- SHSAT Math: Circles
- SHSAT Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- SHSAT Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- SHSAT Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- SHSAT Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- SHSAT Math: Similar Polygons
- SHSAT Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- SHSAT Math: Units of Measurement
- SHSAT Math: Perimeter & Area
- SHSAT Math: Data & Graphs
- SHSAT Math: Probability
- SHSAT Math: Statistics
- SHSAT Math: Consumer Math
- SHSAT Math: Number Sequences
- SHSAT Math: Sets & Subsets
- SHSAT Flashcards