How do you simplify the ratio #4:16# divided by the ratio #3:4#?

1 Answer
Oct 23, 2016

Answer:

#4:16"/"3:4 = color(green)(1:3)#

Explanation:

Note that the following ratios can be written in fraction form:
#color(white)("XXX")4:16 = 4/16#
#color(white)("XXX")3:4=3/4#

Also remember that division it the same as multiplication by the inverse.

#4:16/3:4 = 4/16 xx 4/3 = cancel(4xx4)/(cancel(16)xx3)=1/3#

or back into standard ratio form #1:3#