Writing a Ratio - 3 Different Ways

Thursday, December 8, 2022

A ratio is a way to show a relationship between two numbers.
Ratios can be used to compare things of the same type.
For example, we may use a ratio to compare the number of dogs to the number of cats in a particular area.

Steps for writing a Ratio

  • Identify the Relationship

  • Write the two quantities in  

   Fraction Form

  • Simplify the Fraction

  • If you care to you can rewrite the ratio in other forms.

Three forms of Ratios

Fraction a/b

Colon a : b

Using to a to b

For example

9 red boxes to 3 blue boxes

Written as,

Red Boxes / Blue Boxes



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