**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