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McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills For A Top Score: ASVAB Reading and Math by Dr. Janet Wall

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Skill 40 Use Ratio and Proportion to Solve Problems

You will find this next skill very useful in solving the word problems on the ASVAB. This skill helps you think through and organize a problem, and then solve it!

Many word problems involving relationships between given quantities can be solved using ratios. A ratio is a relationship between two quantities such as “2 to 1” that stays true even when both quantities are multiplied or divided by the same amount. Two or more ratios with the same relationship form a proportion. For example, the ratio “2 to 1” is equal to the ratio “6 to 3.” Therefore, Image is a proportion.

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