A ratio shows the relative sizes of two or more values.

Ratios can be shown in different ways. Using the ":" to separate example values, or as a single number by dividing one value by the total.

Example: if there is 1 boy and 3 girls you could write the ratio as:

1:3 (for every one boy there are 3 girls)

1/4 are boys and 3/4 are girls

0.25 are boys (by dividing 1 by 4)

25% are boys (0.25 as a percentage)

Ratios can be shown in different ways. Using the ":" to separate example values, or as a single number by dividing one value by the total.

Example: if there is 1 boy and 3 girls you could write the ratio as:

1:3 (for every one boy there are 3 girls)

1/4 are boys and 3/4 are girls

0.25 are boys (by dividing 1 by 4)

25% are boys (0.25 as a percentage)

See: Scale