# Terms of a Proportion - Definition and Examples

What are the terms of a proportion? A proportion can be written in a couple of ways as shown below.

The four terms of a proportion are the terms a, b, c, and d.

## More examples showing what the terms of a proportion are

a.

4 / 5 = 12 / 20

The terms of the proportion are 4, 5, 12, and 20.

**b.**

e / f = g / h

The terms of the proportion are e, f, g, and h.

**c.**

x / y = x^{2} / y^{2}

The terms of the proportion are x, y, x^{2} and y^{2}.

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