How do you determine whether the ratios are equivalent: 3/4, 24/32#?

1 Answer

Answer:

See below for a couple of methods. (BTW, they are equal)

Explanation:

Does #3/4=24/32#? Let's find out.

We can do this in a few ways.

Method 1 - cross multiply and see if the two sides equal each other :

#32(3)=4(24)#

#96=96#

Yes!

Method 2 - reduce the right side

#24/32=(3xx8)/(4xx8)=3/4(8/8)=3/4(1)=3/4#

Method 3 - work the left side

#3/4=3/4(1)=3/4(8/8)=24/32#