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# Simplify Whole Number Ratios (Word Problems) Worksheet

## 8 problems   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.

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## 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 GCF of 25 and 75 is 25.

Step 3: Divide each of the terms by the GCF.

So, 25 / 25 = 1

And, 75 / 25 = 3

So, the simplest form of 25:75 is 1:3.

## Why Should you use a Simplifying Whole Number Ratios worksheets for your students?

• Using these worksheets, students can easily simplify the ratio of whole numbers.

• Students can learn about different concepts such as whole numbers, ratio, factors and so on.

You can download and print these super fun equations with simplifying whole number ratios worksheet  pdf from here for your students. You can also try our Simplify Whole Number Ratios (Word Problems) Problems and Simplify Whole Number Ratios (Word Problems) Quiz as well for a better understanding of the concepts.

## 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 GCF of 25 and 75 is 25.

Step 3: Divide each of the terms by the GCF.

So, 25 / 25 =...

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