Ratio and Proportion (Ratio)
A Ratio is a comparesion of two or more quantities expressed in the same units.
Example: A local election results are given below:
John Howard had 24, 000 votes, Pater Cambell had 28,000 votes and Bob Parker had 16,00 votes. Find the ratio of John Howard to total number of votes.
Answer: The total votes is found to be
24000 + 28000 + 16000 = 68000. therefore the ratio of John Howard to total number of votes is
24000 : 68000 = 6 : 17.
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