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.
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 :
We can simplify this fraction by dividing out the common factor 4 :
or simply : 3/4
12 boys and 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!
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