## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$\frac{4}{3}$
We can write the given ratio as a fraction and then simplify in lowest terms. Since 1 ton has 2000 pounds, we can write 1 ton as $(1\times2000)=2000$ pounds. $\frac{2000pounds}{1500pounds}$ Since both the denominator and numerator have the same unit, we can divide out the common unit. $\frac{2000}{1500}=\frac{2000\div500}{1500\div500}=\frac{4}{3}$