## barrelracer23 2 years ago Can someone help me with this problem please?!!!!! You have four credit cards. Each has a balance of \$450.00, but their credit limits are \$800.00, \$1,200.00, \$1,300.00, and \$1,500.00. Paying off and closing which card would decrease your debt ratio? (1 point)

1. barrelracer23

@amistre64 can you help me with this problem please? I dont want the answer, just need help with it.

2. amistre64

what defines a debt ratio? if memory serves it is balance/debt but i might have that upside down

3. amistre64

debt/limit

4. amistre64

is a rule of thumb, the bigger the bottom number, the lower the value; so you want the card with the smallest balance to get the biggest debt ratio owed

5. barrelracer23

yeah its debt/limit

6. barrelracer23

So would I want to pay off the card with the largest amount first?

7. amistre64

"Paying off and closing which card would decrease your debt ratio?" Paying off any of them would decrease your debt ratio. Paying off which one would decrease it the most? the card with the highest debt ratio of course

8. barrelracer23

Ahhhh... I see, if I just pay it off and dont close it ill still have the same debt ratio right?

9. amistre64

sounds good to me :)

10. barrelracer23

Thank you!!:)

11. amistre64

yep, good luck ;)

12. barrelracer23

it was the smallest