# Ratio

## Use ratio notation, simplify ratios, and divide a quantity into parts based on a given ratio.

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This is level 2: simplifying ratios. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 answers correct and you do this activity online. Type in your answer as two numbers separated by a colon (no spaces). The numbers in the answer should be in the same order as the corresponding numbers in the question.

 1 Express the ratio 2:6 in its simplest form. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 2 Express the ratio 16:40 in its simplest form. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 3 Express the ratio 56:77 in its simplest form. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 4 Express the ratio 84:49 in its simplest form. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 5 The number of boys in a club is 96 and the number of girls is 56.Express this ratio in its simplest form. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 6 Last year my bougainvillea plant was 160cm long. This year it is 5.25m long. Express the ratio of the plant's length last year compared to this year in its simplest form. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 7 The West park has 4000 square metres of flowers beds and 3600 square metres of grass. Express the ratio of flower beds to grass in its simplest form. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 8 A total weight of 44kg of sugar was delivered to the Costalot Supermarket. 28kg of the sugar was stacked on the shelves while the rest was left in the stock room. Express in the lowest terms the ratio of sugar on the shelves and in the stock room. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 9 A factory was painted with 52 litres of pink paint. The pink paint was made by mixing red and white paint together. It took 12 litres of red paint to make the mix. Express in the lowest terms the ratio of red and white paint used. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗ 10 Ant and Dec were paid £140 for writing a column for a magazine. They shared out the money in proportion to the amount of work they did. Ant received £50 and Dec received the rest. Express the ratio of their earnings in its lowest terms. ☐ ☐ ✓ ✗
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This is Ratio level 2. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8

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 - Reducing a ratio to the form 1:n or n:1

Level 5 - Simplifying ratios with fractional parts

Level 6 - Dividing a quantity in a given ratio

Level 7 - Comparing the parts of a ratio

Level 8 - Using ratios in real life

Retro: Real life problems adapted from an old Mathematics textbook

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## Curriculum Reference

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## Introduction to Ratios

Please be aware that the levels referenced in this video pertain to the structure of the exercise when it consisted of only seven levels. Following the production of the video, I introduced a new Level 4, focused on simplifying ratios to the form 1:n. Consequently, the previous Level 4 was reassigned as Level 5, Level 5 advanced to Level 6, and this pattern continued accordingly. I am confident you will be able to navigate these changes; my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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