## Related Words

# 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

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**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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