Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.1 Ratios - 5.1 Exercises: 10

Answer

$\frac{1}{4}$

Work Step by Step

9 pounds to 36 pounds $\frac{9 pounds}{36 pounds}$ now as both numerator and denominator has same unit it can be divided out. $\frac{9}{36}$ Now divide both numerator and denominator by 3. $\frac{9 ÷9 }{36 ÷9}$ it can be written as a fraction in the lowest term as $\frac{1}{4}$.
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