Here are some examples of ratio word problems. These videos will illustrate how to use the block diagrams, tape diagrams (Singapore Math) method to solve word problems.

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Solving a ratio word problem using block modeling.

**Example:**

Paul and Jason had some sweets in the ratio 6:1. Paul gave half of his sweets to Jason.
What is the ratio of the number of sweets Paul had left to the number of sweets Jason had at the end?

**Singapore Math Ratio - A PSLE Question**

**Example:**

At first, the ratio of Sam’s savings to Ray’s savings was 5:4. After each of them donated
$40 to charity, the ratio of Sam’s savings to Ray’s savings became 13:10.
What was Sam’s savings at first?

**Sixth Grade PSLE Math**

Sum of an unchanged quantity with ratio and fraction.

**Example:**

Irene has a total of 1686 red, blue and green balloons for sale. The ratio of the number
of red balloons to the number of blue balloons was 2:3. After Irene sold 3/4 of the blue
balloons, 1/2 of the green balloons and none of the red balloons, she has 922 balloons left.
How many blue balloons did Irene have at first?

**PSLE Math Sum Grade Six**

Sum of percentage and ratio where total remain same.

**Example:**

Mickey and Minnie shared a box of matches. If Mickey was given 10 fewer matches, Minnie
would have 5 times as many matches as Mickey.

If Mickey was given 10 more matches, he would have 1/2 as many matches as Minnie.

What percentage of matches did Mickey receive?

**Example:**

There are 90 teddy bears in a shop yesterday. The ratio of teddy bears to toy cars was 6:11.
After a wholesale order of a box of toy cars arrived at the shop, the ratio of the number
of teddy bears to toy cars became 3:8. How many toy cars arrived in the box.

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