Ali has 9 books, while Lia has 6 books.
I have sixbooksI have ninebooks
at are you going to learn?
To determineproportion of twonumbers
Look at the picture above, and answer the following questions.a)
How many books does Ali have?b)
How many books does Lia have?The answers are shown in the following table.The number of Ali’s books The number of Lia’s books9 6We can say that the ratio of Ali’s books to Lia’s books is 9 : 6.The above table can also be written as follows:The number of Lia’s books The number of Ali’s books6 9The ratio of Lia’s books to Ali’s books is 6 : 9.Notice the writing order of the ratio. Can the ratio of Ali’s books toLia’s books be stated 6 : 9? Why?
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