Solve Ratio Problems Using a Tape Diagram

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There are many ways to solve ratio problems, and this lesson reviews the three methods taught by the prior videos before introducing a tape diagram. Have your learners practice solving with addition, multiplication, and double number lines before introducing this new method. The tape diagram uses segments to represent each part of the ratio, and shows each diagram needs the same amount of segments to be proportional. 

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