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There are 12 boys and 16 girls in a class. What is the ratio of boys to girls? Write as...

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maganda12 | eNoter

Posted November 11, 2008 at 1:08 PM via web

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There are 12 boys and 16 girls in a class. What is the ratio of boys to girls? Write as a fraction in simplest form.

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flashinglights | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM (Answer #1)

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the ratio is 12:16 and u just divide both the numerator & denominator 'till u can't divide them equally anymore to get the simplest form.

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 6, 2010 at 8:58 PM (Answer #4)

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There are 12 boys and girls. The ration form is 12:16 which can be further simplified into 3:4 just by dividing 4 to each of the number. The fractional form is 3/4. to its simplest form.

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bergcar | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM (Answer #5)

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3/4

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mproxas | Student | eNoter

Posted October 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM (Answer #6)

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12:16=12/16=/4

 

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teachnm | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 11, 2008 at 1:14 PM (Answer #7)

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TThe ratio of boys to girls is 12 to 16, 12:16 or 12/16 (all different ways this can be written).  The fraction form 12/16 can be reduced by dividing by the greatest common factor.  Both 12 and 16 are divisible by 4, so the reduced fraction is 12/4 over 16/4 = 3/4.  In other words, there are 3 boys for every 4 girls in the class.

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dndalderson | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 12, 2008 at 10:32 PM (Answer #8)

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The ratio is written as 12/16.  To put in simplest form you must determine what number can be evenly divided into both the top number 12 (numerator) and the bottom number 16 (denominator).  That would be 4

12 / 4 = 3

16 / 4 = 4

So the ratio in simplest form would be 3/4

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