These ratio word problems are great for ages 11 and older who are looking to improve their ratio skills.
3:2
There are 3 boys to every 2 girls therefore the ratio is 3:2s
8
2 : 4 : 6 can be simplified to 1 : 2 : 3
And 1 + 2 + 3 = 6
We divide the total apples by 6
48 ÷ 6 = 8
Ratio of the smallest bucket is 1 : 6 therefore:
8 x 1 = 8
5 times fewer
The ratio is 18:90
To simplify this you can divide each side by 18 and the ratio you are left with is
1:5
3:16
There are 3 cupcakes and 16 items in the picture.
5:3
The ratio can be written as Jemima 10 : Eddy 6 which can be simplified if we divide each side by 2 leaving us with:
5:3
10
We know that the fruit ratio is 2 apples : 1 banana meaning there are a total of 3 fruits per fruit grouping (2 apples + 1 banana).
15 / 3 = 5 fruit groupings
5 x 2 apples per group = 10 apples in total
1:4
There are 4 presents and 16 items in the picture.
4:16 can be simplified to 1:4
44
We know that the pet ratio is 2 cats : 1 dog meaning there are a total of 3 pets per group (2 cats + 1 dog).
66 / 3 = 22 pet groups
22 x 2 cats per group = 44 cats in total
328 feet
The ratio of meters to feet is 1 meter : 3,28 feet. Multiply your feet by 100 to convert the ratio.
100 m : 328 feet
100
We know that the people ratio is 3 adults : 1 child meaning there are a total of 4 people per group (3 adults + 1 child).
400 / 4 = 100 groups of people
100 x 1 child per group = 100 children in total
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