A ratio is a comparison of two or more numbers that indicates their sizes in relation to each other. Most of the time we use the punctuation sign colon(:) to separate the values.
While a fraction represents part of the whole thing.
Formula to convert ratio to fractions.
To convert a ratio to a fraction follow the following steps.
- Use the sum of both numbers making up the ratio as the denominator:
- Use each of the ratio terms as the numerator in a fraction:
- Reduce each fraction to lowest terms:
Convert 2 : 6 into a fraction.
We begin by summation.
= 2 + 6
Therefore, 8 is our denominator.
Then we use each of the ratio terms as numerators.
= 2/8 and 6/8
And lastly we simplify the fractions to get.
= 1/4 and 3/4