# Everything you need to know about Ratio Tables

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**Here’s how to do Ratio Tables**

**Ratio Table**is a table of values that show the relationship between two quantities.

**Ratio Tables**are very helpful when working with relationships because they make it easier to understand the relationship between the two quantities. You can create a

**Ratio Table**by multiplying the two quantities by the same number to fill in the table. You can also create a

**Ratio Table**by dividing the two quantities by the same number to fill in the table. All of the values in the table will be equivalent ratios which allows you to reduce fractions or amounts to their most reduced form.

**Common Core Standard:**6.RP.2

**Related Topics:**Proportions, Equivalent Ratios, Unit Rates, Converting Percents to Decimals, Converting Decimals to Percents

**What are Ratio Tables?**

So what is a ratio table anyway? A table that displays the connection between two separate quantities is called a Ratio Table. Ratio Tables are very useful while operating with relationships because they make it easier to understand the connection between the two quantities. In order to create a Ratio Table, you multiply or divide the two quantities by the same amount to fill in the table with the correct values.

**3 Easy Steps to complete Equivalent Ratio Tables**

- Complete the Ratio Table Example by filling in the correct amount in each missing spot.
- You can find the missing amounts by using multiplication or division to find the equivalent ratios.
- Once you know the number that you have to multiply or divide by to fill in the table, you can use it to complete the table.

**Ratio Tables Practice Problems Quiz**

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Watch our free video on how to solve **Ratio Tables**. This video shows how to solve problems that are on our free **Ratio Table** worksheets that you can get by submitting your email above.

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**Video Transcript:**

This video is about how to do ratio tables 6th grade. You can get the ratio table worksheet used in this video for free by clicking on the link in the description below. Ratio tables are just tables that are used to describe the relationship between two separate quantities. Ratio tables are helpful for visualizing the relationship between the two separate quantities. In order to complete ratio tables, you can use either multiplication or division. For example, if you had this ratio table and you need to fill in the two missing cells you could use either multiplication or division. If you are able to look at the x column which is counting by 2. It’s 2 4 6 8 and determine what you can multiply by to get to the y column then you don’t have to worry about division. If you can’t do the multiplication in your head then you’re going to need to divide the y column divided by the x column to get the common multiplier. Just giving an example of this we’re going to take the y column which is 8 and divided by the x column which is 2. This first row right here 8 divided by 2 of course is 4. I know that my multiplier for the first row is going to be 2 times 4. Then we can check again with the second row and do 16 divided by four. Again, y divided by x and again we will get four. We know the multiplier for the second row is also four this means that the multiply for the remaining rows is also going to be times four. In order to fill in these cells you just have to take your x values and multiply them times four. To get this cell we’re going to do 6 times 4 which is 24 and then to find the last value we just do 8 times 4 which is 32. Now our ratio table is complete and we completed it by using multiplication and by division.

Let’s complete a couple practice problems on our ratio tables worksheet. The first problem we’re going to complete on our ratio tables worksheet to show you how to do a ratio table is number one. The directions say complete each ratio table by finding the missing values. Again, we can use multiplication or division to figure out what our common multiplier is since the ratio tables show the relationship between two quantities. The relationship will always be constant. You will always be able to multiply by a constant multiplier. If you can look at this and determine how you go what you can multiply the x column by to get to the y column then you don’t have to do division. I’m going to use division just to show an example. We’re going to do the y column which is 6 divided by the x column which is 2 to figure out the common multiplier 6 divided by 2 is 3. I know to go from x to y we multiply times three for the first row. For the second row should be the same so we’re going to do nine divided by three which is also three. I know the common multiplier again is three and we can use the common multiplier to figure out our missing values and our last two cells the third x is 4. We’re going to use 4 times our common multiplier which is 3, that’s 12. I know that cell is 12, and then 5 times 3 I know is 15, I know the last cell is 15. And this is how you complete a ratio table that shows a relationship between two separate quantities.

The last problem we’re going to complete on our ratio tables worksheet to show you how to complete a ratio table is number five. This problem gives us an x column and a y column and we have to fill in the missing cells. In order to fill in the missing cells this time we cannot use the first row because we’re missing the y value but we can use the second row and we can use the last row. Again, if you can look at this and determine what the multiplier is going to be you don’t have to do division. I’m going to use division just to show you so we’re going to divide the y column divided by the x column. This first one is going to be 14 divided by seven this will give us our common multiplier which is two 14 divided by seven is two. We do seven times two to get fourteen and then you do the same thing for the last row but this time it’s 26 divided by 13 which is also 2. I know the common multiplier is 2. I can do times 2 for the remaining rows to find the missing values four times two is eight. That’s our first missing value and then ten times two is twenty. That’s our last missing value hopefully you found this video helpful for teaching you how to solve a ratio table.

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