The following diagram shows an example of a ratio. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on using ratios.
A ratio is a comparison between the quantities of two things.
There are 3 red sweets and 5 yellow sweets in the box. We can say the ratio of red sweets to yellow sweets is 3 to 5.
Ratio can be written with the symbol ':' or as a fraction.
'3 to 5' can be written as '3:5' or
When writing a ratio,
What is the ratio of 5 minutes to 5 hours?
First change the hours to minutes. 5 hours = 300 minutes
Ratio = 5:300 = 1:60
The following video explains more about two-term ratios.
There are 5 red sweets, 15 yellow sweets and 30 blue sweets in the box5 to 15 to 30 = 5:15:30 = = 1:3:6
If the ratio of the number of red shirts to the number of blue shirts is 1:2 and the ratio of blue shirts to green shirts is 1:3. What is the ratio of red shirts to green shirts?
First, you need to make the common item (in this case blue shirts) the same
for both ratios. Convert the ratio of blue shirts to green shirts to its
Next, combine to form three-term ratio: 1:2:6
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