What is a Ratio?

# What is a Ratio? Video Lecture | Mathematics (Maths) Class 6

## Mathematics (Maths) Class 6

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## FAQs on What is a Ratio? Video Lecture - Mathematics (Maths) Class 6

 1. What is a ratio?
Ans. A ratio is a mathematical comparison between two quantities or numbers. It shows the relationship or proportion between the two quantities.
 2. How is a ratio expressed?
Ans. A ratio is expressed in the form of a fraction or using a colon (:). For example, a ratio of 2:3 or 2/3 represents that the first quantity is 2 and the second quantity is 3.
 3. Can a ratio be simplified?
Ans. Yes, a ratio can be simplified just like a fraction. If both the terms of the ratio have a common factor, it can be divided by that factor to simplify the ratio.
 4. How can ratios be used in real-life situations?
Ans. Ratios are used in various real-life situations like cooking recipes, mixing ingredients, financial analysis, and comparing quantities. For example, a recipe may require a ratio of 2 cups of flour to 1 cup of sugar.
 5. What is the difference between a ratio and a proportion?
Ans. A ratio compares two quantities, whereas a proportion compares two equal ratios. In a proportion, the cross-products of the ratios are equal. For example, if the ratio of boys to girls is 3:2, and the ratio of men to women is also 3:2, then it can be said that the two ratios are in proportion.

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