In our day-to-day life, we use the ratio in various ways.
Now, we will learn how the ratio helps us to solve our real-life situations.
When two numbers are in the ratio of \(a\):\(b\), they can be represented as \(ax\) and \(bx\).
Because whatever the value we substitute as \(x\) in the expression will be equal to the original form.
That is \(ax:bx = a:b\).
Where \(x \neq 0\).
Consider a ratio of two number 3\(:\)14, which can also be written as 3\(x:\)14\(x\).
If \(x = 1\), then \(\frac{3}{14}\) \(=\) \(\frac{3}{14}\).
We will see some application-oriented problems on ratios to understand this concept clearly.