A farmer has 3 cats and 7 dogs. Write down the ratio of
cats to dogs.
dogs to cats.
cats : dogs.
3 : 7
dogs : cats.
7 : 3
The same farmer also has 85 sheep and 15 cows. Write down the ratio of cows to sheep in its simplest form.
cows : sheep = 15 : 85
15 and 85 are both divisible by 5
So 15 : 85
= 3 : 17
A ratio is used to compare two quantities which are measured in the same units.
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