 # Ratios. To make the batch of trail mix, how many scoops of raisins should you use for every 1 scoop of peanuts? Explain your reasoning. Warm-Up The diagram.

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Ratios

To make the batch of trail mix, how many scoops of raisins should you use for every 1 scoop of peanuts? Explain your reasoning. Warm-Up The diagram shows a batch of trail mix that is made using 3 scoops of raisins and 6 scoops of peanuts. 6 + =

Ratio A ratio is a comparison of two numbers or quantities by division. Una razón es una comparación de dos números o cantidades por división. If a batch of trail mix contains 3 scoops of raisins and 6 scoops of peanuts, the ratio comparing raisins to peanuts can be written as follows. 3 to 6 3:6 3/6 Record the definition in your math journal on page R.

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