To solve this question, you must first add together the two halves of the

**ratio**i.e. 4+2=6. Then you need to divide the total amount using that number i.e. 600/6 = 100. To**work out**how much each person gets, you then multiply their share by 100.In this regard, how do you figure out ratios?

To find an equal

**ratio**, you can either multiply or divide each term in the**ratio**by the same number (but not zero). For example, if we divide both terms in the**ratio**3:6 by the number three, then we**get**the equal**ratio**, 1:2. Do you see that these**ratios**both represent the same comparison?How do you solve a ratio?

**To use proportions to solve ratio word problems, we need to follow these steps:**

- Identify the known ratio and the unknown ratio.
- Set up the proportion.
- Cross-multiply and solve.
- Check the answer by plugging the result into the unknown ratio.

What a ratio is?

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**ratio**is a statement of how two numbers compare. It is a comparison of the size of one number to the size of another number. All of the lines below are different ways of stating the same**ratio**.