# There are 54 students and 18 computers in a classroom. Which ratio accurately compares the number of students to the number of computers?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 19, 2017

$3 : 1$ or $\frac{3}{1}$ or $3$ or "$3$ to $1$"

#### Explanation:

Since there are 54 students and 18 computers, and we need a ratio of students to computers, we don't need to rearrange anything. We can set up the following ratio of 54:18 or $\frac{54}{18}$. This ratio, however, is not yet reduced to its simplest form. To reduce we can divide both numbers by 18, which results in the ratio 3:1 or $\frac{3}{1}$. Depending on personal preference, any of the above ways of writing the ratio can work.