# Ratios - Guided Practice Quiz

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Ratios are forms of equations. They are formed by comparing two variables showing how many of each exists in the other. The variables are separated by use of colons. Test how good you are at forming ratios for different scenarios by taking the quiz below. All the best as you test yourself.

• 1.

### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.12 boys to 16 girls

Explanation
The ratio of 12 boys to 16 girls can be expressed as a fraction by dividing both numbers by their greatest common divisor, which is 4. So, 12/4 = 3 and 16/4 = 4. Therefore, the fraction in simplest form is 3/4.

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• 2.

### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.24 out of 60 light bulbs

Explanation
The ratio 24 out of 60 can be simplified to 2/5 by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common divisor, which in this case is 12. This simplification gives us the fraction 2/5, which represents the ratio in its simplest form.

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• 3.

### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.36 DVD's out of 84 DVD's

Explanation
The ratio of 36 DVD's out of 84 DVD's can be expressed as a fraction in simplest form as 3/7. This means that for every 7 DVD's, there are 3 DVD's.

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### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.50 tiles to 25 tiles

Explanation
The ratio of 50 tiles to 25 tiles can be simplified by dividing both numbers by their greatest common factor, which is 25. Therefore, the simplified fraction is 2/1.

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### In Mr. Blackwell's class, 15 out of 24 students play sports. Express this ratio as a fraction in simplest form

Explanation
In Mr. Blackwell's class, out of the 24 students, 15 play sports. To express this as a ratio, we need to compare the number of students who play sports to the total number of students. The fraction 15/24 is already in simplest form because 15 and 24 have no common factors other than 1. Therefore, the correct answer is 5/8.

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### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.3 pints to 4 quarts

Explanation
To express the ratio of 3 pints to 4 quarts as a fraction in simplest form, we need to convert both units to the same measurement. Since there are 2 pints in a quart, we can convert 3 pints to 3/2 quarts. Therefore, the ratio can be simplified to 3/2 quarts to 4 quarts. Finally, we can simplify this ratio by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2, resulting in the simplest form of 3/8.

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### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.2 pounds to 6 ounces

Explanation
To express the ratio of 2 pounds to 6 ounces as a fraction in simplest form, we need to convert both measurements to the same unit. Since there are 16 ounces in 1 pound, we can convert 2 pounds to 32 ounces. Now, the ratio becomes 32 ounces to 6 ounces. Simplifying this ratio gives us 16/3.

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### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.9 inches to 1 yard

Explanation
The ratio of 9 inches to 1 yard can be expressed as a fraction by converting both measurements to the same unit. Since there are 36 inches in 1 yard, the ratio can be written as 9/36. This fraction can be simplified by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common divisor, which is 9. Therefore, the simplified fraction is 1/4.

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### Express each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.6 gallons to 3 quarts

Explanation
The given ratio is 6 gallons to 3 quarts. To express this ratio as a fraction in simplest form, we need to convert both the gallons and quarts to the same unit of measurement. Since there are 4 quarts in 1 gallon, we can convert the 6 gallons to quarts by multiplying it by 4, which gives us 24 quarts. Therefore, the ratio becomes 24 quarts to 3 quarts. Simplifying this fraction gives us 8/1.

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