**Introduction of ratio: **

In mathematics, a **ratio** expresses the consequence of quantities relative to every individual other. In our daily life, a lot of a times we evaluate two quantities of
the similar type. Ratio is the numerical relation of individual quantity to an additional of the similar type. This relationship is well-known as the Ratio. We refer to ratio by means of symbol
‘:’

**Note:**

(i) The ratio be supposed to be expressed in simplify form.

(ii) Ratio contains no units.

**Ratio fractions:**

Set ratio up as Numerator: Denominator.

**Whole numbers:**

The natural numbers along with zero form the group of whole numbers.

**Same ratio in different situations:**

Consider the following:

Length of a room is 30 m and its breadth is 20 m. So, the ratio of length of

the room to the breadth of the room = 30/20=3:/2=3:2

There are 24 girls and 16 boys going for a picnic. Ratio of the number of

girls to the number of boys =24/16=3/2==3:2

The ratio in both the examples is 3: 2.

**Let us some examples of ratio fraction to whole numbers:**

**Example 1:**

Reduce 36:12 to the simplest form

**Solution:**

**Given**: Ratio 24:36

**Prove**: Simplest form of ratio

36:12 = `36/12` (divide the 12 on both(numerator and denominator) sides)

= 3.

So simplest form of ratio is 3.

**Example 2: (Writing ratio form)**

Look at the following objects and put in writing the ratios of:

(1) Red circles to green circles

(2) Green circles to blue stars.

**Solution:**

**Given**: Red circles are 7

Green circles are 4

Blue stars are 4.

Therefore,

(1) 7:4

(2) 4:4.

**Example 3:**

Find the missing values of following problems

(1) 15:30::3:x

(2) x:21::3:7

**Solution:**

(1) Now convert the fraction

`15/30` = `3/x`

Using the cross multiply, we get

15x=30*3=90

x = `90/15`

x = 6.

The missing value is 6.

(2) Now convert the fraction

` x/21` = ` 3/7`

Using the cross multiply, we get

7x = 21*3 = 63

x = `63/7`

x = 9.

So, the missing the value is 9.

These are the examples of ratio fraction to whole number.