Ratios

We recently learned about ratios in Geometry class. This is not a new concept, so I learned it pretty easily. I decided to teach you guys about it.

A ratio can be found on a map. You may see on a map a mini-ruler and then text that says 1 in = 2 miles. This means that for every inch you measure on the map, it equals two miles in real life. Now, what would ou do if you wanted to find distance on a map?

Say Spot A is 3.5 inches away from Spot B on the map. Since every inch is equal to two miles, you just have to multiply 3.5 by 2.

3.5 x 2 = 7

So, Spot A is 7 miles away from Spot B!

 

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