Here is an example of how to solve a ratio and proportion problem. Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First understand that a ratio is a fraction and a proportion is two equal fractions

2. Identify a fraction from the information in the problem; then identify another fraction from the data that contains the variable (i.e. what the question is asking)

3. Set the two fractions equal to one another creating a proportion and solve by cross multiplying

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps

2. be very neat

3. use pencil not pen

4. review your work as your go

5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations