# What is the difference between proportions and ratios?

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Nov 17, 2014

A proportion is the name we give to a statement in which 2 ratios are equal. Proportions are built off of ratios. It is usually written in one of 2 ways. These are with either a colon or a fraction bar.

For example...

2/3 = 4/6 has the same meaning as 2:3 = 4:6

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