How do you simplify the ratio 524:100?

Jan 22, 2017

$\frac{131}{25}$or 131:25

Explanation:

$524 : 100 = {\cancel{524}}^{131} / {\cancel{100}}^{25} = \frac{131}{25}$

Jan 22, 2017

$131 : 25$

Explanation:

$\frac{524}{100} \equiv \frac{524 \div 2}{100 \div 2} = \frac{262}{50}$

$\frac{262 \div 2}{50 \div 2} = \frac{131}{25}$

You must write this is the same format as the question giving:-

$131 : 25$

Check: $\text{ } 524 \div 100 = 5.24$
$\text{ } 131 \div 25 = 5.24$

Thus $131 : 25$ is correct

Jan 22, 2017

131 : 25

Explanation:

Determine the factors of each number

$\frac{524}{100}$ = $\frac{262 \cdot 2}{50 \cdot 2}$ = $\frac{131 \cdot 2 \cdot 2}{25 \cdot 2 \cdot 2}$

Remove all the 2's from Numerator and Denominator because they are common factors. This will leave you with

$\frac{131}{25}$

which can be written as

131 : 25