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Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 6 students learn about how to use tape diagrams to solve ratio word problems. Solve ratio word problems when the part-to-part ratio is given and the total is given.
Tape diagrams are a valuable tool for solving ratio problems, especially when dealing with totals.
Read the problem carefully. Take note of the given ratio (e.g., 2:3) and the total quantity (e.g., 50 items).
Identify what you need to find. It’s usually the individual quantities that make up the total based on the given ratio.
Draw two rectangles to represent the two parts of the ratio.
Divide each rectangle into a number of sections that reflects the given ratio.
For example, if the ratio is 2:3, then divide one rectangle into 2 sections and the other into 3 sections.
The total length of both rectangles (eg. 2+3=5) must add up to the total quantity given in the problem.
To find out the amount represented by one section: Divide the given total (eg. 50) by the number of sections (eg. 50 ÷ 5 = 10).
We can then find the quantities represented by each rectangle by multiplying by the number of sections (eg. 2x10=20 and 3x10=30).
Have a look at this video if you need to review how to solve ratio problems when given the total.
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