Solving Ratio Word Problems

For instance if one package of cookie mix results in 20 cookies than that would be the same as to say that two packages will result in 40 cookies.

$$\frac=\frac$$ A proportion is read as "x is to y as z is to w" $$\frac=\frac \: where\: y,w\neq 0$$ If one number in a proportion is unknown you can find that number by solving the proportion.

So the ratio of flour to milk is 3 : 2 To make pancakes for a LOT of people we might need 4 times the quantity, so we multiply the numbers by 4: 3×4 : 2×4 = 12 : 8 In other words, 12 cups of flour and 8 cups of milk.

The ratio is still the same, so the pancakes should be just as yummy.

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If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.and *.are unblocked.The get answer for the question "How to solve ratio word problems ?"is purely depending upon the question that we have in the topic "Ratio and Proportion". PBS_ACCOUNTS_PROFILE_EDIT = "https://org/accounts/profile/edit/"; PBSLM. GOOGLE_AUTH_URL = "/profile/login-national/google-oauth2/"; PBSLM. If there are two missing pieces of information in the word problem, two different ratio equations need to be set up.These can then be solved by cross multiplying to find each missing variable." Another example of a ratio word problem is: "A recipe calls for 5 cups of flour for every 2 cups of sugar.To make the recipe with 8 cups of flour, how much sugar should be used?$$\frac=\frac\: \: or\: \: \frac=\frac$$ If we write the unknown number in the nominator then we can solve this as any other equation $$\frac=\frac$$ Multiply both sides with 100 $$\, \frac=\, \frac$$ $$x=\frac$$ $$x=10$$ If the unknown number is in the denominator we can use another method that involves the cross product.The cross product is the product of the numerator of one of the ratios and the denominator of the second ratio.


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