## ICE Table Ratios

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### ICE Table Ratios

When doing an ice table and filling in the middle row for change, does it matter what ratio of coefficients we use as long as it fits the equation? For example, would both 2:1 and 1:.5 be acceptable?

Kate Osborne 1H
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### Re: ICE Table Ratios

I believe both work but a balanced equation should always have whole number coefficients so I would use whole number ratios.

Ally Huang- 1F
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### Re: ICE Table Ratios

It does not matter which ratio you use. Either 2:1 or 1:.5 will work and you will get the same answer for both ratios.

Daniel Toscano 1L
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### Re: ICE Table Ratios

I don't think it matters, just as long it is in accordance with the balanced chemical equation.

ABombino_2J
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### Re: ICE Table Ratios

The ratio does not matter, but using whole number coefficients goes along better with the balanced equation.

faithkim1L
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### Re: ICE Table Ratios

As long as the ratio is the same as the ratio of the balanced equation, it doesn't matter what the actual numbers are.

Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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### Re: ICE Table Ratios

You'll get the same answer in the end, but I would choose the ratio that makes solving for x the simplest.