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Ratios vs Fractions

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

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This is level 3: miscellaneous questions. 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.  Give ratios and fractions in their lowest terms.

1

If two-thirds of the pupils in a class are right-handed, what is the ratio of left-handed to right-handed pupils?

2

Anthony and Declan share some money. If Anthony gets three-eighths of the money express the ratio of Anthony's share to Declans share.

3

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Roughly seven-tenths of the Earth's surface is covered by sea water. Express the ratio of sea covered land to dry land as a ratio.

4

Write the ratio of the area of dry land to the Earth's total surface area.

5

In Stan's Soap Shop twice as many bars of soap were white than pink. Half as many bars of soap were yellow than pink. What is the ratio of yellow to white bars of soap?

6

A pencil is of length 13.5cm and a pen is of length 14.5cm. What is the ratio of the length of the pencil to the length of the pen?

7

What fraction of the length of the pen is the difference between their lengths?

8

Sal keeps a record of the colours of cars passing under a bridge. There were 42 light-coloured cars, 45 dark-coloured cars and 48 mixed-coloured cars. Express this data as a ratio of light-coloured to dark-coloured to mixed-coloured cars.

9

What fraction of the cars were not mixed-coloured cars?

10

A basket contains a number of balls. \( \frac{7}{13} \) of the balls are red and the rest are green. What is the ratio of the number of red to green balls?

11

A box contains a number of counters. \( \frac{19}{40} \) of the counters are blue and the rest are yellow. What is the ratio of the number of blue to yellow counters?

12

Express the ratio of A to B if:
$$ A = \frac{3}{4} \text{ and } B = \frac{4}{7} $$

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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

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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:

Ratio   Fractions

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