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Finding equivalent ratios can help us make many math problems much simpler to understand. But when might this skill be useful to us? How do we find equivalent ratios? Let''s find out:

We can use equivalent ratios to solve math problems based on proportionality. In other words, if the ratios remain the same, we can solve problems with greater ease.

Here''s a fairly easy example of equivalent ratios:

2:5

and 4:10

Consider this multiplication table:

1*3 = 32*3 = 63*3 = 93*4 = 125*3 = 15

Now let''s graph these numbers on a coordinate plane:

We can see that the line joining these points passes through the origin. This almost always tells us that the ratios of the coordinates are equivalent or "in proportion" to one another.

a. Are the ratios

3:4

and 75:100

equivalent?Yes, because we can simplify

75:100

using the greatest common factor of both 75 and 100, which is 25, to get 3:4

for both values.b. Are the ratios

8:32

and 13:52

equivalent? Yes, because the cross products

8*52

and 13*52

both equal 416. Both ratios are equivalent to 1:4

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