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Ratio: Level 6

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 6; Using ratios in real life. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

A recipe requires mixing flour and sugar in the ratio 7:2 by volume. How much sugar will be required to mix with 21 cups of flour? cups Correct Wrong

Hot dog rollsHot dog rolls come in packets of 6
Hot dog sausages come in tins of 8
What ratio of packets of rolls to tins of sausages should I buy to ensure nothing will be left over when making hot dogs (one sausage in each roll)? Give your answer as a ratio in its simplest form.Hot dog sausages
Correct Wrong

PaintA certain shade of grey can be obtained by mixing white paint and black paint in the ratio 11:3. How much black paint will be required to make 28 tins of grey paint? tins Correct Wrong

The number of supporters of two teams at a football match are in the ratio of 5:3. Calculate the number of supporters of the smaller team as a percentage of the number of supporters of the larger team. % Correct Wrong

As a rough approximation the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of any circle is 22:7. Using this approximation find the length of the circumference of a circle if its diameter is 21mm. Give your answer in cm. cm Correct Wrong

A model car is a scale replica of the real car. The ratio of the lengths of the model to the real car is 2:95. If the width of the real car is 2.85 metres, how wide is the model car in centimetres? cm Correct Wrong

Find w if the ratio w:3 is equivalent to the ratio 80:120. Correct Wrong

Find y if the ratio y:4 is equivalent to the ratio 3:5. Correct Wrong

The angles of a triangle are in the ratio 2:3:4. What is the size of the largest angle? ° Correct Wrong

The scale of a map is 1:50,000. The distance between two road junctions on the map is 7cm. How far are they apart in real life? Give your answer in kilometres. km Correct Wrong


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

There is also a related exercise on the Unitary Method.


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Description of Levels



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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