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Simplifying Ratios (Word Problems)

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1

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.

5

There are 80 teachers in a school of 1010 students. Find number of teachers to number of students ratio.

6

In a city of 19300 people, 5500 are government employees and the remaining are self-employed. Find government employees to self-employed ratio.

7

Josie’s monthly income is $1120 and her savings is $400. Find savings to expenses ratio.

8

Out of 260 students in a class, 80 are boys. Find boys to girls ratio.

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.

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.

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1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Question:

Write the ratio 2:6:8 in its reduced form.

Answer:

Write the ratio 2:6:8 in its reduced form.

Answer:

Find GCF of all values in the given ratio

GCF(2, 6, 8) = 2

Divide each number in the given ratio by GCF

2/2 = 1

6/2 = 3

8/2 = 4

2:6:8 = 1 : 3 : 4

The simplified ratio of 2:6:8 is 1 : 3 : 4

GCF(2, 6, 8) = 2

Divide each number in the given ratio by GCF

2/2 = 1

6/2 = 3

8/2 = 4

2:6:8 = 1 : 3 : 4

The simplified ratio of 2:6:8 is 1 : 3 : 4