The given ratio table shows the
relationship between the number of tomatoes and peppers needed to make a salad. Describe the relationship between
So we begin with four tomatoes and
two peppers and we go from four tomatoes to eight tomatoes, which is an increase of
four. And we go from two peppers to four
peppers. That’s an increase of two. To go from eight tomatoes to 12
tomatoes, that’s an increase in four. And to go from four peppers to six
peppers, that’s an increase of two.
So notice the number of tomatoes
increase by four each time and the number of peppers increase by two each time. So to describe the relationship
between each ratio, we would say for every four tomatoes, there are two peppers.