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Simplifying Ratios (Word Problems)
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Eric’s monthly income is \$1250 and him savings is \$375. Find savings to expenses ratio.
2
Out of 132 students in a class, 24 are boys. Find boys to girls ratio.
3
Length and breadth of a rectangular field are 48 feet and 12 feet respectively. Find the ratio of length to breadth of the field.
4
Out of 135 students in a class, 45 prefer football, 81 prefer baseball and remaining like tennis. Find the ratio of number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis.
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There are 80 teachers in a school of 1010 students. Find number of teachers to number of students ratio.
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In a city of 19300 people, 5500 are government employees and the remaining are self-employed. Find government employees to self-employed ratio.
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Josie’s monthly income is \$1120 and her savings is \$400. Find savings to expenses ratio.
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Out of 260 students in a class, 80 are boys. Find boys to girls ratio.
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Length and breadth of a rectangular field are 140 feet and 50 feet respectively. Find the ratio of length to breadth of the field.
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Out of 144 students in a class, 40 prefer football, 72 prefer baseball and remaining like tennis. Find the ratio of number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis.

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Eric’s monthly income is \$1250 and him savings is \$375. Find savings to expenses ratio.
Savings to expenses ratio is 3:7
Solution
Eric's Income = \$1250
Savings = \$375
Expenses = 1250 - 375 = 875
∴ savings to expenses ratio = 375:875 = 3:7
2
Out of 132 students in a class, 24 are boys. Find boys to girls ratio.
Boys to girls ratio is 2:9
Solution
Total Number of students = 132
boys = 24
girls = 132 - 24 = 108
∴ Boys to girls ratio = 24:108 = 2:9
3
Length and breadth of a rectangular field are 48 feet and 12 feet respectively. Find the ratio of length to breadth of the field.
Length to breadth ratio is 4:1
Solution
Length of a rectangular field = 48
breadth of a rectangular field = 12
∴ Length to breadth ratio = 48:12 = 4:1
4
Out of 135 students in a class, 45 prefer football, 81 prefer baseball and remaining like tennis. Find the ratio of number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis.
Number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis ratio is 5:1
Solution
Total Number of students = 135
Number of students prefer football = 45
Number of students prefer baseball = 81
Number of students prefer tennis =135 - (45 + 81) = 9
∴ Number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis ratio = 45:9 = 5:1
5
There are 80 teachers in a school of 1010 students. Find number of teachers to number of students ratio.
number of teachers to number of students ratio is 8:101
Solution
Total Number of teachers = 80
Total Number of students = 1010
∴ Number of teachers to number of students ratio = 80:1010 = 8:101
6
In a city of 19300 people, 5500 are government employees and the remaining are self-employed. Find government employees to self-employed ratio.
Government employees to self-employed ratio is 55:138
Solution
Number of people in the city = \$19300
Number of Government employees = \$5500
Self employed = 19300 - 5500 = 13800
∴ Government employees to self-employed ratio = 5500:13800 = 55:138
7
Josie’s monthly income is \$1120 and her savings is \$400. Find savings to expenses ratio.
Savings to expenses ratio is 5:9
Solution
Josie's Income = \$1120
Savings = \$400
Expenses = 1120 - 400 = 720
∴ savings to expenses ratio = 400:720 = 5:9
8
Out of 260 students in a class, 80 are boys. Find boys to girls ratio.
Boys to girls ratio is 4:9
Solution
Total Number of students = 260
boys = 80
girls = 260 - 80 = 180
∴ Boys to girls ratio = 80:180 = 4:9
9
Length and breadth of a rectangular field are 140 feet and 50 feet respectively. Find the ratio of length to breadth of the field.
Length to breadth ratio is 14:5
Solution
Length of a rectangular field = 140
breadth of a rectangular field = 50
∴ Length to breadth ratio = 140:50 = 14:5
10
Out of 144 students in a class, 40 prefer football, 72 prefer baseball and remaining like tennis. Find the ratio of number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis.
Number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis ratio is 5:4
Solution
Total Number of students = 144
Number of students prefer football = 40
Number of students prefer baseball = 72
Number of students prefer tennis =144 - (40 + 72) = 32
∴ Number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis ratio = 40:32 = 5:4

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Simplifying ratios (word problems) worksheet is the largest collection of practice problems and solved exercises which can be served as homework, classwork or assignment problems for the students to learn, practice, assess, iterate and master the skills of how to solve such ratio and proportion problems in basic mathematics.

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Jeremy’s monthly income is \$1155 and his savings is \$525. Find the savings to expenses ratio.
Out of 40 students in a class, 16 are boys. Find the boys to girls ratio.
Length and breadth of a rectangular field are 72 feet and 24 feet respectively. Find the ratio of length to breadth of the field.
Out of 135 students in a class, 27 prefer football, 81 prefer baseball and remaining like tennis. Find the ratio of number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis.
There are 140 teachers in a school of 2120 students. Find the number of teachers to number of students ratio.
In a city of 6100 people, 3620 are government employees and the remaining are self-employed. Find the government employees to self-employed ratio.
Rachel’s monthly income is \$1680 and her savings is \$560. Find the savings to expenses ratio.
Out of 78 students in a class, 24 are boys. Find the boys to girls ratio.
Length and breadth of a rectangular field are 234 feet and 90 feet respectively. Find the ratio of length to breadth of the field.
Out of 91 students in a class, 7 prefer football, 63 prefer baseball and remaining like tennis. Find the ratio of number of students who prefer football to number of students who prefer tennis.

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