DO THE RATIOS FORM A PROPORTION

Do the Ratios form a Proportion :

When two ratios expressed in its simplest form are equal they are said to be in proportion.

Proportion is represented by the symbol ‘ = ‘ or ‘:: ‘

If the ratio a:b is equal to the ratio c : d then a,b,c,d are said to be in proportion.

Using symbols we write as a:b = c:d or a:b :: c:d

In a proportion, the product of extremes is equal to the product of means.

How to check whether the given ratios form a proportion ?

• Compare the given fractions with the fractions a/b and c/d.
• Multiply the values which are in the places of "a" and "d"
• Multiply the values which are in the places of "b" and "c"
• Check whether the value of ad is equal to bc.
• If yes, then we say that the two fractions are in proportion.
• Otherwise they are not in proportion.

Do the Ratios form a Proportion - Examples

Example 1 :

State if the following pair of ratios forms a proportion

4/2 and 20/6

Solution :

Step 1 :

Comparing the first fraction 4/2 with a/b and the second fraction 20/6 with c/d.

Step 2 :

a = 4, b = 2, c = 20 and d = 6.

Step 3 :

ad  =  4(4), bc  =  2(20)

ad  =  16, bc  =  40

Step 4 :

Hence the given fractions will not form a proportion.

Example 2 :

State if each pair of ratios forms a proportion

6/9 and 2/3

Solution :

Step 1 :

Comparing the first fraction 6/9 with a/b and the second fraction 2/3 with c/d.

Step 2 :

a = 6, b = 9, c = 2 and d = 3

Step 3 :

ad  =  6(3), bc  =  9(2)

ad  =  18, bc  =  18

Step 4 :

Hence the given fractions form a proportion.

Example 3 :

State if each pair of ratios forms a proportion

4/3 and 16/12

Solution :

Step 1 :

Comparing the first fraction 4/3 with a/b and the second fraction 16/12 with c/d.

Step 2 :

a = 4, b = 3, c = 16 and d = 12

Step 3 :

ad  =  4(12), bc  =  3(16)

ad  =  48, bc  =  48

Step 4 :

Hence the given fractions form a proportion.

Example 4 :

State if each pair of ratios forms a proportion

12/24 and 3/4

Solution :

Step 1 :

Comparing the first fraction 12/24 with a/b and the second fraction 3/4 with c/d.

Step 2 :

a = 12, b = 24, c = 3 and d = 4

Step 3 :

ad  =  12(4), bc  =  24(3)

ad  =  48, bc  =  72

Step 4 :

Hence the given fractions will not form a proportion.

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