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Ratio Analysis: Understanding Business Health through Operational and Profitability Ratios

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 two of a three part series on Ratio Analysis, and focuses on Operational and Profitability 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, Operational Ratios, Inventory Turnover, Receivables Turnover, Profitability Ratios, Profit Margin, Return on Equity, Middle School, High School, Precollege, NCTM

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