Quantity as a Ratio or a Fraction

# Quantity as a Ratio or a Fraction

Basic, GCSE(F),

A fraction shows the relationship between an amount and its whole. A ratio shows the relationship between two amounts as parts of a whole

Yellow and red paints are mixed together in the ratio 3 : 1 to make an orange paint. The yellow paint therefore consists of 3 cans out of 4, or frac(3)(4).

## Examples

1. Wages are paid to Jack and Oliver. Jack worked for 3 hours and received £30, while Oliver received £50. What was the ratio for the amount paid out between Jack and Oliver? Give the ratio in its simplest form.

Answer: frac(5)(8)
The fraction earned by Oliver was frac(50)(80) which simplifies to frac(5)(8)