The ratio of two quantities a and b in the same units, is the fraction and we write it as a : b.
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In the ratio a : b, we call a as the first term or antecedent and b, the second term or consequent.
|Eg. The ratio 5 : 9 represents||5||with antecedent = 5, consequent = 9.|
The equality of two ratios is called proportion.
If a : b = c : d, we write a : b :: c : d and we say that a, b, c, d are in proportion.
Here a and d are called extremes, while b and c are called mean terms.
Product of means = Product of extremes.
Thus, a : b :: c : d (b x c) = (a x d).
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