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Q:
# There are 12 boys and 16 girls in a classroom. Which represents the simplified ratio of girls to students in the classroom?3 to 44 to 34 to 77 to 4

Accepted Solution

A:

12 boys 3 boys

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16 girls 4 girls

We want the simplified ratio of girls to students. There are 12+16, or 28, students to start with. We must reduce 16/28, which is the ratio of girls to students before simplification. This reduces to 4/7 (4 to 7).

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16 girls 4 girls

We want the simplified ratio of girls to students. There are 12+16, or 28, students to start with. We must reduce 16/28, which is the ratio of girls to students before simplification. This reduces to 4/7 (4 to 7).