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Since one way to express a ratio is as a fraction, the ratio of 24 to 5 would be equivalent to the fraction 24/5. Even though this cannot be simplified as a fraction like 25/5 can be, you can look at it like a division problem, and 24/5 = 4.8, or 4.8/1. So, this is equivalent to the ratio of 4.8 inches to 1 inch.
With the numbers you gave, it is simply 24:5
If it was 25 inches to 5 inches, then you would be simplifying. The ratio of 25:5 is the same as 5:1. However, since 5 doesn't go into 24 evenly you can't simplify if the problem is 24 inches to 5 inches.
Also, check to be sure the problem isn't inches and feet instead of both inches.
24 inches to 5 inches
'to' can also mean :
Therefore, 24 inches:5 inches
We can omit the inches because both of them are in inches.
And, 24:5 is our answer
the ratio is 24:5 it cannot be made smaller because there are no common factors.
24 inches to 5
the ratio is:
24:5 and you leave it as that because there is no number you can divide both 24 and 5 by to make the number smaller
You can express it as 24 inches is to 5 inches, which in ratio form is just simply presented as 24:5. You do not need to write the unit inside the ratio form, just write the numerical value. Seeing that 24 or 5 cannot be simplified anymore, just leave it as it is.
As 24 can't be divided with 5 and so the answer remains the same as the question.
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