# In a certain area, there are 35 houses to 55 businesses. How do you write the ratio of houses to businesses as a fraction in simplest form. Then explain its meaning?

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Nov 4, 2016

There are

#### Explanation:

This ratio can also be written in fractional form as:

which can be simplified (by dividing each of the numerator and denominator by

If you divided the businesses up into (5 groups of)