# Proportion in maths (not the same as English language definition)

Proportion is comparing two ratios.

Proportion is putting an equals sign between two ratios.

What **proportion **of this sandwich do you want? It looks like an **equals** sign so shall we have an **equal** amount each.

**Example 1**

If 8 apples cost `£4.00` a total of 24 apples would cost `£12`

This can be expressed as follows:

`8:4=24:12`

or `8/4=24/12`