Practice!

Sample Problem

The table below shows numbers of different balls in a sport room.

Footballs

Basketballs

Volleyballs

7

16

8

1) Find the ratio of the number of footballs to the number of basketball.

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2) Find the ratio of the number of basketballs to the number of the volleyballs.

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3) Find the ratio of the number of footballs to the number of volleyballs.

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4) Find the ratio of the number of footballs to the number of basketballs to the number of volleyballs.

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Solution

1) The number of footballs is 7, and the number of basketballs 16. Thus, the ratio is 7: 16.

2) The number of basketballs is 16, and the number of volleyballs is 8. Thus, the ratio is 16:8.

3) The number of footballs is 7, and the number of volleyballs is 8. Thus, the ratio is 7:8.

4) The number of footballs is 7, the number of basketballs 16, and the number of volleyballs is 8. Thus the ratio is 7:16:8.