# 6.1.2. Properties of Ratio

The side length of a square is 4 cm and the dimensions of a rectangle are 4 cm and 3 cm. Find the ratio between the area of the square and the area of the rectangle.

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### Example

The side length of a square is 9 cm and the dimensions of a rectangle are 6 cm and 7 cm. Find the ratio between the area of the square and the area of the rectangle.

### Solution

Step 1: Find the area of the square.

Step 2: Find the area of the rectangle.

Step 3: Write the ratio of the square's area to the rectangle's area. Divide each term of the ratio by the same number to simplify.