6th Grade Math - Rates & Ratios Lesson
A ratio is a relationship between two values.
In the image below, there are 4 apples and 2 oranges.
The relationship between the number of apples and the number of oranges is a ratio.
What is the ratio of apples to oranges?
The ratio of apples to oranges can be written three ways.
What is the ratio of oranges to apples?
The answer is different from the answer above because order matters.
Ratios, like fractions, can be simplified.
So, the ratio of oranges to apples could also be written as follows.
What is the ratio of oranges to pieces of fruit?
Two of the 6 pieces of fruit are oranges.
So, one way to write the ratio of oranges to pieces of fruit is 2 to 6.