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Ratio Analysis: Understanding Business Health through Liquidity and Leverage Ratio Analysis

Craig Bauling
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Students will be able to identify the basic categories of ratio analysis and where this type of analysis could be used appropriately. Students will also be able to calculate appropriate ratios and describe business improvements that could effect the ratios being investigated. This notebook is part one of a three part series on Ratio Analysis, and focuses on Liquidity and Leverage Ratios.

This notebook covers topics that fulfill the following NCTM standards:
  • Grades 9-12: Connections: Recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas
  • Grades 9-12: Problem Solving: Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts

*Business and Economics
*Business and Economics > Finance
*Education > Precollege

Accounting, Finance, Business, Financial Statements, Ratio Analysis, Liquidity Ratios, Short Term Solvency Ratios, Leverage Ratios, Debt Management Ratios, Middle School, High School, Precollege, NCTM

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FinancialRatiosLiquidityLeverage.nb (231.6 KB) - Mathematica Notebook