# 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.