Equal ratios

Equal ratios are ratios that describe the same rate or make the same comparison.

Example

Samantha wants to buy and stock an aquarium. She saves $1 of each $5 she earns.

Saved  :  $1  $2  $3  $4  $5
Earned :  $5  $10  $15  $20  $25

1:5, 2:10, 3:15, 4:20, and 5:25 are all equal ratios. These ratios can also be written as:

, , , , and .


See also proportion, ratio.