# Writing Ratios Problems

7 questions

### #1 of 7:Mild

Writing ratios

<p>The tape diagram below represents the number of hockey sticks and soccer balls that Coach Myers has ordered for the school's sports inventory</p><TapeDiagram data-props='{ "tapes": [ { "title": "Hockey sticks", "cell_height": 16, "cell_width": 32, "num_of_cells": 6, "color": "shaded" }, { "title": "Soccer balls", "cell_height": 16, "cell_width": 32, "num_of_cells": 5, "color": "shaded" } ]}'></TapeDiagram ><ul><li>What is the ratio of hockey sticks to soccer balls?</li><li>What is the ratio of soccer balls to hockey sticks?</li></ul>

### #2 of 7:Medium

Writing ratios

<p>At College Cafe, `22` tables were occcupied and `9` tables were vacant during the lunch hour today.</p><ul><li>What is the ratio of the number of occupied tables to the number of vacant tables in the cafe today?</li><li>What is the ratio of the number of occupied tables to the total number of tables in the cafe?</li></ul>

### #3 of 7:Medium

Writing ratios

<p>Olivia went to the bookstore and bought books of different genres.</p> <TableUIv2 data-props='{ "headers": [ { "value": "Genre of Book" }, { "value": "Number of Books Bought" } ], "borders": {}, "rows": [ [ { "value": "Science Fictions" }, { "value": " 5 " } ], [ { "value": "Autobiographies" }, { "value": " 4 " } ], [ { "value": "Comic Books" }, { "value": "7" } ] ]}'></TableUIv2 ><ul><li>What is the ratio of science fictions to comic books? </li><li>What is the ratio of the number of autobiographies to the number of comic books she bought?</li></ul>

### #4 of 7:Medium

Writing ratios

<p>The tape diagram below represents the number of cups of red and white paint that are needed to make a shade of pink paint.</p><TapeDiagram data-props='{ "tapes": [ { "title": "Cups of red paint", "cell_height": 16, "cell_width": 32, "num_of_cells": 2, "color": "shaded" }, { "title": "Cups of white paint", "cell_height": 16, "cell_width": 32, "num_of_cells": 5, "color": "shaded" } ]}'></TapeDiagram ><ul><li>What is the ratio of cups of red paint to white paint in the mixture?</li><li>What is the ratio of cups of red paint to the total number of cups of paint in the mixture?</li></ul>

### #5 of 7:Medium

Writing ratios

<p>In a store parking lot, there are `7` white cars, `9` black cars, and `13` grey cars.</p><ul><li>What is the ratio of grey cars to white cars in the parking lot?</li><li>What is the ratio of white cars to black cars in the parking lot?</li></ul>

### #6 of 7:Spicy

Writing ratios

<p>The table below shows the amounts of seltzer, fruit punch concentrate, and ginger ale that are used in a punch for Kim's graduation party.</p><TableUIv2 data-props='{ "headers": [ { "value": "Ingredients" }, { "value": "Cups of Each" } ], "borders": {}, "rows": [ [ { "value": "Seltzer" }, { "value": " 2 " } ], [ { "value": "Fruit Punch Concentrate" }, { "value": " 4 " } ], [ { "value": "Ginger Ale" }, { "value": "7" } ] ]}'></TableUIv2 ><ul><li>What is the ratio of cups of seltzer to cups of ginger ale in the recipe?</li><li>What is the ratio of cups of seltzer to the total number of cups of ingredients in the recipe?</li></ul>

### #7 of 7:Spicy

Writing ratios

<p>The following table represents the number of cups of each type of fruit used to make a fruit salad.</p><TableUIv2 data-props='{ "headers": [ { "value": "Fruit" }, { "value": "Number of Cups" } ], "borders": {}, "rows": [ [ { "value": "Strawberries" }, { "value": "5" } ], [ { "value": "Apples" }, { "value": "3" } ], [ { "value": "Oranges" }, { "value": "2" } ] ]}'></TableUIv2 ><ul><li>What is the ratio of cups of strawberries to cups of oranges used in the fruit salad?</li><li>What is the ratio of cups of apples to the total cups of fruit used in the fruit salad?</li></ul>

A ratio tells us how much there is of a quantity as compared to another. The most common way to write a ratio is as a fraction, 4/9 or 4:9. Students should exercise writing ratio problems to have detailed understanding of different writing styles in which ratios can be represented and their significance.

These  problems can be discussed by teachers in the classroom to evaluate students’ knowledge.

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