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Equivalent Ratios EngageNY Lesson 4&5 Student Outcomes • • Given a ratio, students identify equivalent ratios. Students use tape diagrams and the description of equivalent ratios to determine if two ratios are equivalent. Students relate the positive number, c , in the description of equivalent ratios to the tape diagrams they have been using to find equivalent ratios. Example 1 The morning announcements said that two out of every seven 6th graders in the school have an overdue library book. Jasmine said, “That would mean 24 of us have overdue books!” Grace argued, “No way. That is way too high.” How can you determine who is right? Exercise 1 • Decide whether or not each of the following pairs of ratios is equivalent. • • If the ratios are not equivalent, find a ratio that is equivalent to the first ratio. If the ratios are equivalent, identify the positive number,c, that could be used to multiply each number of the first ratio by in order to get the numbers for the second ratio. 6:11 and 42:88 Yes, the value, c , is: ________ OR No, an equivalent ratio would be: ________ 0: 5 and 0: 20 Yes, the value, c , is: ________ OR No, an equivalent ratio would be: ________ Exercise 2 In a bag of mixed walnuts and cashews, the ratio of number of walnuts to number of cashews is 5:6. • Determine the amount of walnuts that are in the bag if there are 54 cashews. • Use a tape diagram to support your work. Justify your answer by showing that the new ratio you created of number of walnuts to number of cashews is equivalent to 5:6. Mid-Lesson Summary Consider this description: • Two ratios A:B and C:D are equivalent ratios if there is a positive number,c , such thatC= cA and D= cB. • Ratios are equivalent if there is a positive number that can be multiplied by both quantities in one ratio to equal the corresponding quantities in the second ratio. • This description can be used to determine whether two ratios are equivalent. Lesson 5 Example 1 A County Superintendent of Highways is interested in the numbers of different types of vehicles that regularly travel within his county. In the month of August, a total of 192 registrations were purchased for passenger cars and pickup trucks at the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). • The DMV reported that in the month of August, for every 5 passenger cars registered, there were 7 pickup trucks registered. How many of each type of vehicle were registered in the county in the month of August? • • • a. Using the information in the problem, write four ratios and describe the meaning of each. What value does each individual part of the tape diagram represent? How many of each type of vehicle were registered in August? Lesson 5 Example 2 The Superintendent of Highways also wants to know about the commercial vehicles traveling the county’s highways. He finds out that for the month of September for every 14 non-commercial vehicles, there were 5 commercial vehicles. If there were 108 more noncommercial vehicles, how many of each type of vehicle used the highways in September? Lesson 5 Exercises Think/ Pair/ Team Share your answers to the Exercises. Select the most interesting method to share with the class.