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What is a ratio?
A ratio is a comparison between two numbers that represents two groups of things. For example, the ratio of people to legs are 1 to 2, or 1/2 or 0.5.

What is proportion?
When two things have the same ratio, they are in proportion. For example, the number of legs is proportional to the number of people.

Introduction to ratios
Ratios and Proportions
An example of a ratio in math is that the ratio of people to legs is 0.5, or one divided by two.

Solving for missing ratios or proportions
Fractions and Proportions : How to Cross Multiply
Cross multiplying proportions is a straightforward process that is the same as cross multiplying fractions. Cross multiply by multiplying a numerator by the other side's denominator

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