ratio


Definition of Ratio

  • A ratio is a comparison of two numbers by division.

Examples of Ratio

  • 4 : 7, 1 : 6, 10 : 3 etc. are examples of ratio.
  • Any ratio a : b can also be written as ‘a to b’ or .

Solved Example on Ratio

Write the ratio 32 ounce to 3 pounds in its simplest form.
Choices:
A. 2:3
B. 3:2
C. 4:2
D. 2:4
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1:     [Convert pounds to ounces in order have matching units.]
Step 2:           [Divide the numerator and the denominator by the G.C.F, 16.]
Step 3: The ratio of 32 ounces to 3 pounds is 2:3.

Related Terms for Ratio

  • Division