#### 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 $\frac{1}{4}$.