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24 from seventh grade, and 30 from eighth grade. What is the ratio of seventh graders to eighth graders?

Sep 28, 2017

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A ratio is the relationship (sometimes denoted as the quotient) of 2 separate quantities.

Therefore, since the relationship is the number of seventh graders to the number of eighth graders.

$$=\frac{24\hspace{1mm}\text{seventh graders}}{30\hspace{1mm}\text{eighth graders}}$$

Just like normal fractions, one should simplify such that the greatest common factor of both the numerator and denominator is 1.

$$\frac{24\hspace{1mm}\text{seventh graders}}{30\hspace{1mm}\text{eighth graders}}\div\frac{6}{6}=\frac{4\hspace{1mm}\text{seventh graders}}{5\hspace{1mm}\text{eighth graders}}$$

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Sep 28, 2017

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Best Answer

A ratio is the relationship (sometimes denoted as the quotient) of 2 separate quantities.

Therefore, since the relationship is the number of seventh graders to the number of eighth graders.

$$=\frac{24\hspace{1mm}\text{seventh graders}}{30\hspace{1mm}\text{eighth graders}}$$

Just like normal fractions, one should simplify such that the greatest common factor of both the numerator and denominator is 1.

$$\frac{24\hspace{1mm}\text{seventh graders}}{30\hspace{1mm}\text{eighth graders}}\div\frac{6}{6}=\frac{4\hspace{1mm}\text{seventh graders}}{5\hspace{1mm}\text{eighth graders}}$$

TheXSquaredFactor Sep 28, 2017