# 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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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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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

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

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

12/16 so to simplify divide both sides by 4

the simplified ratio is 3/4

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!

3:4,3/4

12:16

divide both numbers by 4

3 : 4

*sorry I make a mistake 12/16 should be divided by 4 not 8. my apologies*

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.

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

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.

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