#### Answer

12/5 (children/families)

#### Work Step by Step

1. 96 children in 40 families
2. 96/40 (children in families)
3. Either divide both numbers by 2 until neither number can be divided by 2 or take basic factors.
4. 96/2 = 48 40/2 = 20 : 48/2 = 24 20/2 = 10 : 24/2 = 12 10/2 = 5
5. Conclude 12/5 (children/families)