**Teaching the ratio and rates easily:**

**Q. **A punch recipe calls for 66 ounces of lime juice, 2121 ounces of apricot juice, and 2121 ounces of pineapple juice. What is the ratio of apricot juice to the total amount of punch?

- To find the total amount of punch, add 6+21+21=48.
- The ratio of apricot juice to the total amount of punch is 21:48. But this ratio is probably more clearly written as a fraction since the apricot juice makes up a fraction of the whole.
- 21/48
- To reduce the fraction, divide both the numerator and the denominator by 3.
- 7/16
- Note that this can be reduced, like a fraction, by dividing both numbers by a common factor in this case, 3. In the simplest form, the ratio is 2:7.

**Why Should you use ratio and rates worksheets for your students?**

Ratios and proportions are foundational to student understanding across multiple topics in mathematics and science.

In mathematics, they are central to developing concepts and skills related to slope, constant rate of change, and similar figures, which are all fundamental to algebraic concepts and skills.

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