Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

$\frac{1}{6}$ or 1:6
Convert both measurements to inches. The height of a table tennis net is 6 in. The height of a tennis net is 3 ft = 36 in. (remember there are 12 inches in a foot) This gives you the proportion $\frac{6}{36}$. Simplifying by dividing the numerator and denominator by 6 gives you $\frac{1}{6}.$ The proportion can either be written as $\frac{1}{6}$ or 1:6