# What is a ratio sixth grade?

## What is a ratio sixth grade?

A ratio is a comparison of two quantities. Learn how to find the ratio between two things, for example apples to oranges.

### How do you explain a ratio in math?

A ratio is an ordered pair of numbers a and b, written a / b where b does not equal 0….For example, if there is 1 boy and 3 girls you could write the ratio as:

1. 1 : 3 (for every one boy there are 3 girls)
2. 1 / 4 are boys and 3 / 4 are girls.
3. 0.25 are boys (by dividing 1 by 4)
4. 25% are boys (0.25 as a percentage)

How do I calculate a ratio between two numbers?

Ratios compare two numbers, usually by dividing them. If you are comparing one data point (A) to another data point (B), your formula would be A/B. This means you are dividing information A by information B. For example, if A is five and B is 10, your ratio will be 5/10.

How do you do ratios in math step by step?

To calculate a ratio of a number, follow these 3 steps:

1. Add the parts of the ratio to find the total number of parts.
2. Find the value of each part of the ratio by dividing the number by the total number of parts calculated in step 1.
3. Multiply each part of the original ratio by the value of each part calculated in step 2.

## How do you explain ratios to kids?

We use ratios to compare things of the same type. For example, we may use a ratio to compare the number of boys to the number of girls in your class room. Another example would be to compare the number of peanuts to the number of total nuts in a jar of mixed nuts.

### How do you solve simple ratios?

How to Calculate Ratio Using Ratio Formula?

1. Find the quantities of objects.
2. Write it in the form p:q = p/q.
3. The sum of ‘p’ and ‘q’ would give the total quantities for the two objects.
4. Simplify the ratios of the objects further, if possible.
5. The simplified form of ratio is the final result.