# In an orchestra, there are 48 woodwind players to 60 players. What is the ratio of woodwinds to brass as a fraction in simplest form?

Nov 22, 2016

Ratio in simplest fraction form

$\left(\text{woodwind")/("brass}\right) \equiv \frac{4}{1} = 4$

#### Explanation:

The count of brass players is not given but can be derived

Count of all players $\to 60$
Count of woodwind$\to \underline{48} \text{ "larr" subtract}$
$\text{ } 12$

$\left(\text{woodwind")/("brass}\right) = \frac{48}{12} \equiv \frac{48 \div 12}{12 \div 12} = \frac{4}{1}$