Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 5 - Ratio and Proportion - 5.1 Ratios - 5.1 Exercises - Page 336: 28



Work Step by Step

3 pounds to 6 ounces Ratio is $\frac{3 pound}{6 ounces}$ Now let’s first convert pounds into ounces. As 1 pound is 16 ounces. Multiply numerator by 16. $\frac{3 pounds}{6 ounces}$ × $\frac{16 ounces}{1 pound}$= $\frac{48}{6}$= $\frac{48 ÷ 6}{6 ÷ 6}$= $\frac{8}{1}$ Ratio in its lowest term is $\frac{8}{1}$
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