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# Equivalent ratio word problems

This video teaches solving ratio word problems, using examples like Yoda Soda for guests, fish ratios in a tank, ice cream sundae ingredients, and dog color ratios at a park. Mastering these techniques helps students tackle real-world math challenges.

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- If I have 6 puppies and 1/5 of them are brown, how many are brown?(106 votes)
- That would be 1.2, but how is that possible?(12 votes)

- what is 7/8 fish if there is 6456789 fish(23 votes)
- First, divide 6456789 by 8:

807098.625

Then, multiply 807098.625 by 7:

5649690.375

So 7/8 is the same as 5649690.375/6456789

Hope my answer is correct and helps you!(34 votes)

- If I have 5 brown puppies for every 10 white puppies. How white puppies do I have for every 1 brown puppy(20 votes)
- 10/5 white puppies, which is 2.

5 :10 and 1:2 are equivalent. You can get 1:2 by dividing both sides of 5 :10 by 5.(20 votes)

- I know that this has nothing to do with this videos but here is a random question I made:
*You are doing some origami. For each paper star you need 2 papers and for every flower, you need 1 paper. If you make 7 paper stars and 11 flowers, how many paper pieces did you use?*

Please answer in the Replies area and check ur answer in the comments thing for this!(18 votes) - At5:33, what does counterintuitive mean(11 votes)
- Counterintuitive means like against common sense(13 votes)

- Multiplying or dividing each term by the same nonzero number will give an equal ratio. For example, the ratio 2:4 is equal to the ratio 1:2.

Correct?(7 votes) - Yoda Soda; The New Trend of the Multiverse

'' Mmm, good this is!''(6 votes) - a logical explanatoin of xetrantroinal materantiomn[good way](0 votes)

- I have a question that how can you find the area of a 3D shape(3 votes)
- There is no such thing as area of 3D objects, you have to talk about lateral surface area and total surface area (often just called surface area). You can do this by creating a net of the 3D object or use the formulas that are known, you can go to search box and put in surface area.(4 votes)

- if i have 10 hard candies and 1/6 of them are chocolate how many are chocolate?(2 votes)
- The problem is asking for "1/6 of them". The "them is the 10 candies. The word "of" when used with a fraction like this means that you meed to multiply.

1/6 * 10 =?

Do the multiplication to find the result.

Are you sure your numbers are correct? I ask because you are going to get a mixed number. It seems like the correct answer should be a whole number.(5 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Instructor] What we're
going to do in this video is tackle some word
problems involving ratios. So here, we're told that Yoda Soda is the intergalactic party drink that will have all of your
friends saying, mm, good this is. You are throwing a party and you need five liters of
Yoda Soda for every 12 guests. If you have 36 guests, how many liters of Yoda Soda do you need? So pause this video and try
to figure it out on your own. Well, they tell us the
ratio of liters of soda to number of guests. So you need five, it's five liters for every 12 guests is the ratio but we wanna have 36 guests. So if the ratio is five liters
of soda for every 12 guests but we're in a situation
where we have 36 guests, so this is three times as many guests, we're gonna need three times
as many liters of soda. So three times five is 15. Five to 12. Five liters for 12 guests or for five liters for every 12 guests is the same thing as 15
liters for every 36 guests. So to answer that question, how many liters do you need, you need 15 liters. Let's do another one of these. Here, we just have a picture of a bunch of fish in a tank and it says there are eight big fish for every blank small fish and then it says there are four big fish for every blank small fish. So pause this video again and see if you can work through this. Alright, so let's just
count the big fish first. So there's one, two, three, wait, let me count this way. One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. So in this tank, there
actually are eight big fish and so let's see how many
small fish there are. There's one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 small fish. So in the tank, for every eight big fish which you see in red,
there are 10 small fish but here it says, there are four big fish for every blank small fish. So what would that be? Well, one way to think about it is we have half as many fish or half as many big fish
so we divided it by two. So we're gonna have
half as many small fish. So we're gonna divide by two. So for every four big fish,
there are five small fish and one way to think about it, you could divide the fish evenly into two groups right over here. So let's see, if we can capture, so if you could have, this is, if I divide it like that, here I have one, two, three, four big fish and one, two, three, four, five small fish then in this group I have
one, two, three, four big fish and one, two, three,
four, five small fish. So every four big fish,
there are five small fish. These are equivalent ratios. Let's keep going. So here, we're told an ice cream shop uses the following ingredients
to make one sundae. So they use two scoops of ice cream, four spoonfuls of sprinkles, two tablespoons of whipped cream. How many sundaes did the shop make if they used 32 spoonfuls of sprinkles? So pause the video and
try to think about it. So there's a couple of
ways to think about it. Here, it says, let's see,
we're talking about sprinkles. So that's what's relevant here. Four spoonfuls for every one sundae. So we could say that there, so the ratio of spoonfuls
to sundaes is four to one. Four spoonfuls, spoonfuls of sprinkles, let me write it this way, let me write sprinkles, sprinkles. How many spoonfuls? How many spoonfuls for one sundae? But here we're talking about
using 32 spoonfuls of sprinkles so that is eight times as many. So you're going to be able to use, create eight times as many sundaes. So you're gonna have 32
spoonfuls of sprinkles for every eight sundaes. So how many sundaes did the shop make? Well, they made eight. Let's do one last example. At a dog park, there are 10 black dogs, five brown dogs, two white
dogs and 12 multi-color dogs. For every one brown dog,
there are two blank dogs. Pause the video and figure
out what goes in this blank. Alright, so let's see. There's five brown dogs
for every 10 black dogs, five brown dogs for every two white dogs and five brown dogs for
every 12 multi-color dogs but here you're saying
for every one brown dog, there are two blank dogs. So what type of dog is there a ratio? So for every brown dog, there's twice as many of that type of dog. Well, here, we see for
every five brown dogs, there are 10 black dogs. So one way to think about it, the number of black dogs is always gonna be twice
the number of brown dogs. So for every one brown dog, there would be two, two
black, two black dogs. One way to think about it, the ratio between brown
dogs and black dogs and it's kinda counterintuitive. I used the wrong colors here. I should have used brown and black. So let me do that. So the ratio of brown to black is five brown dogs for
every 10, 10 black dogs or if you divide both of
these numbers by five, you would get one, one brown dog for every two, for every two black dogs and that's exactly what
this statement is saying.