You can also use decimals and percents to compare two quantities. Let's use this illustration of shapes to learn more about ratios. Divide both, and you discover that the quotients are not equal.

Compare ratios using a proportion, which consists of two equal ratios separated by an equal sign.

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Updated April 24, By Charlotte Johnson A ratio is a mathematical means of comparing one value to another. Photo Credits. If the quotients are equal, then the ratios are equal. Rewrite a ratio as a fraction.

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