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Ratio: Level 5

Use ratio notation, reduce a ratio to its simplest form and divide a given quantity into a number of parts in proportion to a given ratio.

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This is level 5; Dividing a quantity in a given ratio. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

Tom and Sean are window cleaners. Tom cleans 7 windows and Sean cleans 5 windows. Altogether they earn £36. How much will Tom get if they share the money in the same ratio as the number of windows they have cleaned? pounds Correct Wrong

Share £36 in the ratio 8:1. How much will the smaller share be? pounds Correct Wrong

Share 66kg in the ratio 1:5. How heavy will the larger share be? kilograms Correct Wrong

The ratio of boys to girls in a school is 5:6. How many girls are at the school if there are 440 students altogether. girls Correct Wrong

The ratio of sunny days to cloudy days in the month of June was 3:2. How many sunny days were there? days Correct Wrong

One kilogram of sugar is shared between a jar and a jug in the ratio 3:7. How many grams of sugar went into the jar? grams Correct Wrong

In the winter the ratio of daylight to darkness on a particular day is 5:7. How many hours of daylight were there? hours Correct Wrong

To make orange squash you need to mix cordial and water in the ratio 1:8. How much cordial would you need to make 27 cups of squash? cups Correct Wrong

Samantha is 8 years old. Her brother Kevin is 5 years old. The pocket money they receive is in the same ratio as their ages. How many pence does Kevin receive if their pocket money totals £15.60 ? pence Correct Wrong

A toy car and a battery together costs £54. The ratio of the cost of the car to the battery is 17:1. How much did the battery cost? pounds Correct Wrong

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This is Ratio level 5. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 6

There is also a related exercise on the Unitary Method.

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Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Identifying ratios from pictures

Level 2 - Simplifying ratios

Level 3 - Simplifying ratios with mixed units

Level 4 - Simplifying ratios with fractional parts

Level 5 - Dividing a quantity in a given ratio

Level 6 - Using ratios in real life

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Introduction to Ratios

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