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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


Video Examples: Introduction to Ratios


Solved Example on Ratio

Ques: 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.

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