## Two sisters, Crystal and Alexa, are going to a strange birthday party. Instead of birthday cake, pairs of party guests are each served

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Two sisters, Crystal and Alexa, are going to a strange birthday party. Instead of birthday cake,
pairs of party guests are each served a large chewy fruit worm to share according to their ages.
Since the sisters are not the same age, they do not share their fruit worm equally.
Crystal is 12 years old and Alexa is 6 years old. Their chewy fruit worm has 18 segments.
According to their ages, Crystal gets 12 segments and Alexa gets 6 segments. The ratio of the
girls’ shares of the worm, 12 to 6, is equivalent to the ratio of their ages, 12 to 6.
• According to the rule, how would the girls share a 9-segment chewy fruit worm?
Since Crystal’s age is two times Alexa’s age, Crystal gets twice as many segments as Alexa.
The ratio of Crystal’s segments to Alexa’s segments is 12 to 6 or 2 to 1.
. The ratio 2 to 1 is a unit rate. What do the numbers 2 and 1 mean for the sisters?
12 to 6
In this Problem you will explore situations that involve fractions and ratios.

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