A ratio is a comparison of two quantities. It is often written as a fraction, with a colon, or using the word "to". For example, the ratio of boys to girls in a class of 20 students can be written as 5:15, 1/3, or 1 to 3.

Ratios can be used to compare quantities and are often used in everyday life. For example, if a recipe calls for 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of sugar, the ratio of flour to sugar is 2:1.

To solve ratio problems, you can use the following methods:

**Equivalent Ratios:**You can find equivalent ratios by multiplying or dividing both parts of the ratio by the same number.**Ratio Tables:**Creating a ratio table can help organize the information and solve ratio problems.**Unit Rates:**To find the unit rate of a ratio, divide the quantities by the same amount.

Ratios are also related to proportions. A proportion is an equation that states two ratios are equal. For example, if a/b = c/d, then a and d are the extremes, and b and c are the means.

To study ratios, make sure to:

- Understand the concept of ratios and how to write them in different forms.
- Practice solving ratio problems using equivalent ratios, ratio tables, and unit rates.
- Learn how ratios are used in real-life situations, such as in recipes, maps, and scale drawings.
- Understand the relationship between ratios and proportions.

By mastering the concept of ratios and practicing different types of ratio problems, you can develop a strong understanding of this important mathematical concept!

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Understand and use ratios and proportions to represent quantitative relationships.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop, analyze, and explain methods for solving problems involving proportions, such as scaling and finding equivalent ratios.

Geometry (NCTM)

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

Understand relationships among the angles, side lengths, perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar objects.

Create and critique inductive and deductive arguments concerning geometric ideas and relationships, such as congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean relationship.

Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.

Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides, and scaling.

Measurement (NCTM)

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Solve problems involving scale factors, using ratio and proportion.

Grade 8 Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM)

Geometry and Measurement: Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures by using distance and angle

Students use fundamental facts about distance and angles to describe and analyze figures and situations in two- and three-dimensional space and to solve problems, including those with multiple steps. They prove that particular configurations of lines give rise to similar triangles because of the congruent angles created when a transversal cuts parallel lines. Students apply this reasoning about similar triangles to solve a variety of problems, including those that ask them to find heights and distances. They use facts about the angles that are created when a transversal cuts parallel lines to explain why the sum of the measures of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees, and they apply this fact about triangles to find unknown measures of angles. Students explain why the Pythagorean Theorem is valid by using a variety of methods - for example, by decomposing a square in two different ways. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find distances between points in the Cartesian coordinate plane to measure lengths and analyze polygons and polyhedra.