# Equivalent Proportions Worksheets

What Are Equivalent Proportions? Before we understand what, equivalent proportions are, we need to understand what proportions are. It is a quantitative relationship of a category and the total and is an equation. When developing the concept of proportions, you will come across the term 'equivalent proportions.' What are the equivalent proportions? Finding equivalent proportions is simple and not something that would stress you out. To find equivalent proportions, you can use the method of cross-multiplication. Cross-multiplication is to multiply the denominator of the first ratio to the numerator of the second ratio and numerator of the first ratio to the denominator of the second ratio. When the products on both sides are equal, it is said to be an equivalent proportion.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students through cross multiplying to determine if ratios are proportional. Cross multiply the given ratios.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to use abstract ratios when determining equivalent proportions. State whether the ratios are proportional.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of equivalent proportions.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students determine equivalent proportions in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of equivalent proportions.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to determine if proportions are equivalent.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Answer Key

Answers for the lesson and practice sheets.

#### What Is It?

A ratio is a way of comparing quantities. It is a numerical way of saying "for every so many of these, there are so many of those." Ratios are written as fractions, with a colon or with words. Ratios should be expressed in lowest terms.