# SSAT Upper Level Math : How to express a fraction as a ratio

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #11 : How To Express A Fraction As A Ratio

Express  as a ratio in simplest terms.

Explanation:

First, reduce the fraction.

Now, the simplified fraction can also be expressed as .

### Example Question #12 : How To Express A Fraction As A Ratio

A pan of cupcakes had  cupcakes on Monday. After one day,  cupcakes were eaten. What is the ratio of cupcakes eaten to cupcakes remaining?

Explanation:

First, find the number of cupcakes that remain.

Now, set up the ratio of cupcakes eaten to cupcakes remaining as a fraction:

That fraction is equivalent to .

### Example Question #13 : How To Express A Fraction As A Ratio

In a group of dolphins, there are  male dolphins for every  female dolphins. What is the ratio of female dolphins to male dolphins in this group?

Explanation:

The ratio of female to male dolphins can be expressed as the following fraction:

That fraction can be expressed using the colon form of a ratio as .

### Example Question #14 : How To Express A Fraction As A Ratio

In an animal shelter, there are  cats,  birds, and  dogs. What is the ratio of dogs to the total number of animals at the shelter?

Explanation:

First, find the total number of animals at the shelter.

The ratio of dogs to the total number of animals can be expressed as the following fraction:

That fraction can also be expressed as .

### Example Question #15 : How To Express A Fraction As A Ratio

There are  marbles in a bag. In the bag, there are  red marbles,  blue marbles, and the rest of the marbles are yellow. What is the ratio of yellow marbles to red marbles?

Explanation:

First, find the number of yellow marbles in the bag.

The ratio of yellow marbles to red marbles can be expressed as a fraction:

That fraction can then be expressed as .

### Example Question #16 : How To Express A Fraction As A Ratio

A video store lent out  videos during the fall semester.  of the videos were lost, and the rest were returned. What is the ratio of lost videos to returned videos?