Simplify Whole Number Ratios (Word Problems) Worksheet

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Ratio can be defined as the comparison of two values. For example, a:b where a is the first term and b is denoted as the second term. On the other hand, whole numbers are the positive integers on the number line starting from 0. Simplifying a ratio of whole numbers can be easily done using some steps. Those steps are mentioned below.

Grade 6
Ratios And Rates

Teaching Simplifying Whole Number Ratios Easily 


  • Firstly, find the factors of both the numbers in ratio. 


  • Then, identify the HCF i.e Highest Common Factor. 


  • Now, divide each of the terms present in the ratio by the HCF. 


  • Lastly, write the ratio in the simplest form. 


Here is an example to solve a problem of simplifying whole number ratios. Let’s look at the given example mentioned below to understand more about simplifying the ratio of whole numbers. 


Q: Write the ratio 25:75 in the Simplest Form? 


Step 1: Find the Factors of both the whole numbers. 


So, Factors of 25 = 1,5 and 25. 

And, Factors of 75 = 1, 3, 5, 15, 25 and 75. 


Step 2: Identify the HCF. 

Here, the

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