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.

    A. 2:3
    B. 3:2
    C. 4:2
    D. 2:4
    Correct Answer: A


    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.