# Ratios vs Fractions

## Exercises on the language of ratios and calculations involving fractions and linear functions.

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This is level 1: questions with pictures (no cancelling required). You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 9 answers correct and you do this activity online.

Type in fractions using a forward slash like this 3/8 for three eighths.

 There are 8 stars in a line. 1 What is the ratio of red stars to blue stars? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 2 What fraction of the stars are red? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 3 What fraction of the stars are blue? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ There are 9 fruits in a line. 4 What is the ratio of oranges to apples? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 5 What fraction of the fruit are oranges? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 6 What fraction of the fruit are apples? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 7 What is the ratio of yellow to green pieces in the jigsaw? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 8 What fraction of the pieces are green? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 9 What fraction of the pieces are yellow? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ This is a ten-minute egg timer that has been running for seven minutes. 10 What is the ratio of of the number of minutes passed to the number of minutes left? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 11 What fraction of the time is left? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 12 What fraction of the time has passed? ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗
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## Description of Levels

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Ratio - Try this exercise first if you are unsure about ratio

Fractions - Try this exercise first if you are unsure about fractions

Level 1 - Questions with pictures (no cancelling required)

Level 2 - Questions without pictures (cancelling required)

Level 3 - Miscellaneous Questions

Level 4 - Graphs of linear functions describing ratios

More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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## Help Video For Basic Ratio

This video was made for the basic Ratio exercise. If you are unsure abour ratios or fractions you may want to try the following exercises first:

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