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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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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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.
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.
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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