Question #49590

1 Answer
Oct 1, 2017

Answer:

Ratios should be in the simplest from.

Explanation:

Ratios should always be written in the simplest form.

#" "15" ":" "3" "# is not in simplest form

These might be be the actual numbers, but this is not a correct ratio because there is a common factor of #3#

Divide both values by #3#

#" "15/3" ":" "3/3" "#

#" "5" ":" "1" "#

The following ratios are all equal, but they are not in simplest form.

#" "25" ":" "5" "#

#" "60" ":" "12" "#

#" "10" ":" "2" "#

#" "50" ":" "10" "#