In these worksheets, students will learn to solve two and three way ratio word problems.

Ratios are a a comparison of two numbers. Ratios display a relationship between two or more items. In almost all of these problems you we be brought into a world that displays a known relationship and asks you to find what is missing in that relationship. There are three main things you will want to be able to identify within the problem. First, you should make absolutely sure that all of the measures are in the same units, you may need to convert them to the same units. Make sure to express each ratio in fraction form. When you size up both ratios the same items should exist in numerators and denominators, make sure they are not flip flopped.

In these worksheets, your students will solve word problems that involve two way ratios and three way ratios. They will write a ratio to describe a picture. They will fill in the missing number to find an equivalent ratio. They will solve problems involving three way ratios. There are 16 worksheets in this set. Two sets of six worksheets introduce the topic and provides problems for students to practice. Additional worksheets are provided at both the basic and intermediate skills levels. This set of worksheets contains lessons, step-by-step solutions to sample problems, and both simple and more complex problems. It also includes ample worksheets for students to practice independently. Students may require extra paper on which to do their calculations. Most worksheets contain between eight and ten problems. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve word problems that involve two and three way ratios. These worksheets explain how to solve two and three way ratio word problems. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.

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Ratio Word Problem Worksheets

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Ratios Lesson

The ratio of two quantities a, b (with same units) is the quotient a/b given that b is not equal zero. It is expressed as a:b read as a is to b.

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Lesson and Practice

The ratio describes the relationship between primary input value divided by the secondary output value. It is a comparison of two numbers, let us say a and b then their ratio will be a:b or as a fraction a/b.

Worksheet

Explore this skill with the help of visual pictures and several problems for each.

Practice

In a class, for every 19 students there is 1 teacher. How many teachers are required for 300 students?

Drill

We compare stars to rectangles, pentagons to trapezoids, and stars to pentagons.

Warm Up

How many stars will there be for 5 triangles? How many triangles will be there for 10 stars?

Finding Ratios Lesson

To find the missing number, we need to find out how much the numerator and denominator of given fraction is multiplied or divided so that their resultant matches the other side.

Lesson and Practice

If Harry can drive his car to a town 20 miles away in 10 minutes, how far can he travel in 30 minutes?

Worksheet

Fill in the missing number to form the equivalent value.

Practice

Sarah can cook a recipe in 5 minutes, in how many minutes can she cook the same recipe 6 times?

Drill

Find all the missing numbers.

Warm Up

Base your answers on the first completed problem.

Three Way Ratios Worksheet

A soccer team lost 13 games and won 11 of them. What is their Win-loss value?

Worksheet Practice

Students will demonstrate intermediate skills with three way values. Ten problems are provided.

Best Buy Worksheet

It is a good idea to compare prices when shopping to look for the best buy. The best buy is getting the most of something for the least amount of money. Circle the best buy and show all your arithmetic.

Finding the Best Price Worksheet

More help on this skill.