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Ratios are simplified in the same way as fractions: by doing the same thing to one side as to the other. To simplify, simply divide each figure by the same amount.

The colon in a ratio is read as 'to' so 3:2 is read as 'three to two'.

The ratio of one quantity to another is written as two figures separated by a colon.

Ratios are quantitative relationships between amounts.

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