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.