A company employs 15 supervisors for 24 office employees and 40 production workers.  What is the ratio of supervisors to office employees to production workers, reduced to lowest terms?  ____________ :  ____________ :  ____________ 

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Let us use the following notations.

supervisors = S

employees = E

production Workers = P

According to the given data;

`S:E:P = 15:24:40`

To get the lowest terms we should find a highest number which every above numbers are divisible.

Actually there is no number which satisfy the above condition.

So the lowest terms is the current ratio.

So the answer is;

`S:E:P = 15:24:40`

Note:

We can use ratio in fractions to get the lowest terms. But when you consider people or living things you cannot have fractions of them.

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