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

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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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flashinglights | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

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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.

Hope that helps!

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lucario | Student, Grade 7 | (Level 1) Honors

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3:4,3/4

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jess1999 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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So there are three ways that you can write a ration : you can write it like x : y ; x to y ; x / y

So the question is that there are 12 boys and 16 girls in the classroom , and that you should write a ratio to compare the amount of boys to the amount of girls . To do this , you would have to put the amount of boys in the numerator and the amount of girls in the denominator . By doing that it should look like , 

12 / 16   ;   12 to 16 ;     12 : 16   of course both this ratio can be simplify because both 12 and 16 are able to be divided by 4

 By dividing by 4 , you should get

3 / 4    ; 3 to 4 ;   3 : 4  which is your answer 

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nisarg | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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12/16 so to simplify divide both sides by 4

the simplified ratio is 3/4

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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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.

We have : 

12 boys
---------
16 girls

We can simplify this fraction by dividing out the common factor 4 : 

3 boys
-------
4 girls

or simply : 3/4

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The ratio would be 12:16. But its asking us to write it as a fraction so 12/16. It also asks us to simplify so if we take away 8 from both top and bottom via division we get 3/4.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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12 boys and 16 

12:16

both of these number have a common factor of 4 so just divide both numbers by 4 to get the smallest number:

3 : 4

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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There are 12 boys to 16 girls which means the ration would be 12:16. Since A common factor that is evident in both is 4, you can further simply that answer into a smaller number. Therefore it would be simplified to 3:4 so there are 3 boys to 4 girls in a class with the ration 3:4

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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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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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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